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Sankeien (O≀) 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.

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.

Getting there and around

From Yokohama Station

Take bus number 8 or 148 from the station's east exit to Sankeien-Iriguchi (30-35 minutes, 220 yen one way, frequent departures) from where Sankeien is another five minutes by foot. The same bus lines can also be boarded at Sakuragicho Station (20-25 minutes, 220 yen one way).

From Negishi Station

Take the JR Negishi Line to Negishi Station from where it is a ten minute bus ride by line number 58, 99 or 101 to Honmoku (220 yen one way, frequent departures). 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 1500 yen one way).

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    • Oakwood Suites Yokohama
      Luxury
      Set less than 1 km from the centre of Yokohama, a 19-minute walk from Yokohama Marine Tower, Oakwood Suites Yokohama offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and private parking is available on site. The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, shower and free toiletries, while the kitchen features a fridge, an oven and a microwave. A toaster is also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. Sankeien is 5.5 km from the aparthotel, while Nissan Stadium is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 19 km from Oakwood Suites Yokohama.
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    • Guest House FUTARENO
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Noge district in Yokohama, GuestHouse FUTARENO is a 5-minute walk from Sakuragicho and Hinodecho stations. The renovated traditional Japanese house offers a cosy atmosphere with free property-wide WiFi. Popular attractions like the Nogeyama Zoo is a 8-minute walk away. The Minatomirai area and the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse can be reached within a 23-minute walk from the property. Numerous bars can be found within a 5-minute walking distance. Guestrooms come with bunk beds and features wooden decor. Bathroom facilites are shared with other guests. Free luggage storage is available at GuestHouse FUTARENO. Guests can relax at the shared lounge.
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    • InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel
      Luxury
      Located in Yokohama, 2.1 km from Yokohama Marine Tower, InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel provides accommodation with a garden, private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. Well set in the Naka Ward district, this hotel offers a bar. The accommodation features room service, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage for guests. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet or an American breakfast. Sankeien is 6 km from InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8, an IHG Hotel, while Nissan Stadium is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 19 km from the accommodation.
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    • The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama
      Luxury
      Ideally located in Yokohama, The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, open from September 2020, offers lavishly-decorated air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. This non-smoking 5-star modern hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, shops onsite, spa and fitness facilities for the guest's comfort. At The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama all stylish rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom offers both bath and shower with free toiletries. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Pacifico Yokohama, Cupnoodles Museum and Yokohama Museum. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International, 32 km from The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
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    • Yokohama Royal Park Hotel
      Luxury
      Located above the 52nd floor of Yokohama Landmark Tower, all rooms at Yokohama Royal Park Hotel offer free WiFi and views of Yokohama City or the Yokohama Bay Bridge. Guests can take a swim at the indoor pool at the fitness centre, enjoy various cuisines at the 8 dining venues or request soothing massage treatments for an extra cost. Minatomirai Subway Station is a 3-minute walk and JR Sakuragicho Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. All spacious air-conditioned rooms are located between the 52nd and 67th floor, featuring carpeted floors and a flat-screen satellite TV. Each comes with a minibar and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The en suite bathroom includes a bathtub and nightwear is provided for all guests. The 24-hour front desk provides dry cleaning services, luggage storage and daily newspapers. Guests can use the business centre or make travel arrangements at the concierge desk. Local gifts can be purchased at the hotelfs souvenir shop. Landmark Fitness Club is located on the 49th floor, and guests can use the facilities at a surcharge. There is also a barber and beauty shop, as well as a photo studio at the property. Offering spectacular views from the 68th floor, restaurant Shikitei offers Japanese dishes, and French full courses are served at Le Ciel restaurant. You can enjoy a late-night cocktail with panoramic views of Yokohama Bay at the Sirius Lounge, located on the 70th floor. Royal Park Hotel Yokohama is a 20-minute walk from the Red Brick Warehouse and Yokohama Chinatown. The Pacifico Yokohama convention centre is an 8-minute walk away. Guests can take a 50-minute limousine bus ride to Haneda International Airport or a 2-hour limousine bus ride to Narita International Airport (charges apply).
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    • Hotel New Grand
      Luxury
      Situated right in front of Yamashita Park and looking out to the Yokohama Bay, Hotel New Grand is a renowned classic hotel with nearly a century of first-class hospitality. Motomachi-Chukagai Subway Station is just a 1-minute walk away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Featuring chic ambience and large windows offering ocean or city views, rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, fridge and electric kettle. Minibar and an electric kettle are also provided. The en suite bathroom includes a bath tub and toiletries. While staying at New Grand Hotel, guests can receive massages at the aesthetic salons or purchase gift items at the Sundry Shop. Currency exchange and concierge services are offered. Luggage can be stored at the bell desk for free. Yokohama China Town is a 2-minute walk, and Motomachi shopping area is a 5-minute walk away. The lively Minato-mirai area and JR Yokohama Station are both within an 8-minute subway ride from the property. Le Normandie serves classic French cuisine in an elegant setting with antique interior. Il Giardino offers colourful Italian dishes, while delicately prepared Japanese meals can be enjoyed at Yugyo-an restaurant.
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    • The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
      Luxury
      In the heart of the Minato-Mirai area, just a minute's walk from Minato-Mirai Station, The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu offers spacious rooms with a balcony, spectacular views of Minato-Mirai and free WiFi. It features 6 dining options. Concierge services are available. Rooms have a luxurious interior with floor-to-ceiling windows, a seating area and an LCD TV. Amenities include a fridge, a safe and nightwear. Guests sleep in 2 extra -long double beds. Guests at the Tokyu Bay Yokohama can unwind in the sauna or relax with a massage treatment. The hotel offers ticketing services, as well as currency exchange. Facilities include a 24-hour reception, a babysitting centre and a jewellery shop. French cuisine can be enjoyed at restaurant Queen Alice, while Japanese dishes are offered in a serene Japanese-style dining area at Oshima. The hotel also offers a caf?-restaurant and 2 bars. The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is located in the Queen's Square Yokohama complex, which includes a concert hall, shops and spacious gardens. Itfs directly connected to Minatomirai Subway Station, and only a 30-minute drive from Haneda Airport or a 90-minute drive from Narita Airport.
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    • Hyatt Regency Yokohama
      Luxury
      Set in Yokohama, 600 metres from Yokohama Marine Tower, Hyatt Regency Yokohama offers accommodation with a fitness centre, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The property is 4.6 km from Sankeien, and within 200 metres of the city centre. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Hyatt Regency Yokohama features some units with city views, and the rooms have a kettle. At the accommodation the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Hyatt Regency Yokohama. Nissan Stadium is 12 km from the hotel, while Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 20 km from Hyatt Regency Yokohama.
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    • The Westin Yokohama
      Luxury
      Conveniently situated in Yokohama, The Westin Yokohama provides air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a garden. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has city views, and guests can enjoy access to a shared lounge and to a restaurant. The accommodation features room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, all rooms include a desk and a flat-screen TV. At The Westin Yokohama each room comes with bed linen and towels. A buffet, continental or American breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. The accommodation offers 5-star accommodation with a sauna. Yokohama Marine Tower is 4.1 km from The Westin Yokohama, while Sankeien is 8.1 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 17 km from the hotel.
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    • Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Featuring 3-star accommodation, Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae is situated in Yokohama, 6 km from Yokohama Marine Tower and 7.5 km from Nissan Stadium. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Sankeien is 10 km away and Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 14 km from the hotel. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, free toiletries and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hotel also boast free WiFi. At Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae rooms have bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available each morning, and includes buffet, American and Asian options. Higashiyamata Park is 15 km from the accommodation, while Showa no Kurashi Museum is 16 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 17 km from Richmond Hotel Yokohama Ekimae.
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