Sankeien Garden

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Sankeien is a spacious Japanese style garden in southern Yokohama which exhibits a number of historic buildings from across Japan. There is a pond, small rivers, flowers and wonderful scrolling trails that make you think you are in Kyoto rather than Yokohama.

The garden was built by Hara Sankei and opened to the public in 1904. Among the historic buildings exhibited in the park are an elegant daimyo (feudal lord) residence, several tea houses and the main hall and three storied pagoda of Kyoto's old Tomyoji Temple.

Get There and Around

From Yokohama Station

Take bus number 8 or 125 from the station's east exit to Honmoku Sankeien-mae (35 minutes) from where Sankeien is another five minutes by foot.

From Negishi Station

Take the JR Negishi Line to Negishi Station from where it is a ten minute bus ride by line number 54, 58, 99, 101 or 108 to Honmoku. From there, Sankeien is another 5-10 minutes by foot. Alternatively, you can walk from Negishi Station to Sankeien in about 30-45 minutes or take a taxi (about 1000 yen one way).

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Hours and Fees

Hours

9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30)

Closed

December 29 to 31

Fees

500 yen
Last updated: February 20, 2014
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