Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama

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Stroll the winding paths of Sankeien Gardens, a traditional Japanese-style garden noted for its historic buildings sprinkled among the ponds and bamboo groves. Built in 1908, the gardens once formed part of a private residence belonging to a wealthy silk trader, and his family house still stands overlooking the other significant pagodas and tea rooms. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the flowered trails and undulating streams, which change with the seasons, adorned with cherry blossoms in spring and vibrant leaves in the early fall. The pond comes to life in summer, when the pink lotus blooms. Add Sankeien Gardens to your Yokohama travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yokohama driving holiday planner .
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  • Great gardens especially when the cherry blossom is in full bloom. This is a very popular spot for tourist buses so expect large crowds. It is easily reached by public bus from anywhere in Yokohama. V...  more »
  • Went for a bus ride from Sakuragi-cho station. Change and moved to the area from the city of Yokohama has existed considerably takes time, but, it was so funny! Sankeien garden has been like the historic move from Kinki primarily. GW just had me open an important cultural property building. 観山 diary of cereal because it was after seeing the picture of the Shimomura kanzan in the Yokohama Museum of art, the more there was a quaint!
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  • Take a step back in time...see the houses of the Samurai in a beautiful Park setting...one of the Highlites of a visit to Yokohama and vicinity! Do not miss! Papadave Toronto  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens with smaller paths under the tree canopy. Large pond to walk around with food/drink and washroom facilities. In certain areas you are allowed to sit by the water, just look for signs (Eng too) which indicate where it is appropriate. English friendly. During Cherry Blossom season it is opened late as they will have large lights setup. Price is ¥700 per adult (2018).
  • A huge, stunning garden, around 10+ hectares in the heart of Yokohama. Used to be private grounds and belong to a single aristocratic family, which was unheard of even 200 years ago when it was built and there were a lot less people around and much more space for everyone (in theory that is). Stroll around the huge lake and beautiful garden set-ups, and discover authentic buildings used by that family. These make the place look like an open-air museum. Lots of different, little paths to make your visit unique. Many pretty little waterways and you can find Kanto's oldest Pagoda here, towering on a hill, well worth the short walk up. Sanitary rooms are in need of renovation.
  • Loved this place. Rained on us the entire time, but so what. The Japanese tea ceremony is so beautiful. Do it! The gardens and homes such a beautiful history lesson. The open tour house is a MUST VISIT! Our guide, Shiro, was OUTSTANDING! His knowledge and understanding of Japanese engineering and history is wonderful. Definitely a great place to visit!
  • We have a yearly membership as we live close and visit often. It’s great with kids as they love watching and feeding the fish and watching how the park changes with the seasons. It can get a bit busy on the weekends but completely manageable.
  • Great views and scenery here. It is quite a trip from the station to here if you walk. But if you like nature and historic views this is one of the better gardens to visit from my experience in japan.
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