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Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama

#1 of 197 in Historic Sites in Yokohama
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Garden
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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  • I have a yearly pass that’s truly one of the treasure of Yokohama. I would would recommend Visiting at different times of year.  more »
  • A beautiful and peaceful garden just south of Yokohama. A little bit off the beaten track, so not as busy as other attractions, but it's well worth a visit. Easy walks around the lake, with...  more »
  • I’ve only visited here for a friend’s wedding before (which was also lovely) but visiting just for a walk was spectacular on this fine day. The landscape is beautiful and it should be even more enjoyable in the coming season of the blossoming apricots in February/March. It’s astonishing that this property was personally owned and created by a successful businessman which reminded me that Japan used to be the top silk producers in the world in the 1900s. The garden is away from train stations so it would be easier to visit if you have a car.
  • It is a good place for sightseeing! Highly recommend that going here in Winter, it is too hot in summer.

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