The Beautiful Harmony of Nature in Every Season with Ancient Japanese Architecture in this Japanese Garden
Sankeien is a Japanese Garden built by Hara Sankei, an entrepreneur who was also a man of culture.
Extending over an expanse of 175,000 square meters, many important cultural assets were relocated here from Kyoto and Kamakura. They have been masterfully arranged throughout the garden.
Within the garden, a variety of flowers bloom in every season, and events are held for visitors to enjoy these blossoms.
At the teahouse, savor soba or udon noodles, seasonal bento boxes, and simple Japanese sweets.
The museum shop features Japanese sweets and miscellaneous items that can only be purchased here.
It takes about 90 to 120 minutes to tour the garden.
In the Outer Garden, there is a 3-storied pagoda, a Muromachi-era structure relocated from Kyoto, and the cherry blossoms and iris flowers are beautiful.
In the Inner Garden, enjoy elegant ancient architecture and delicately designed gardens.
At the museum shop, you can buy cute little Japanese goods and Japanese sweets made in beautiful designs.
At the Sankei Memorial Hall, works by writers connected to Sankeien are displayed. There is also a teahouse where you can savor green tea and sweets (for a fee).
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 58-1 Honmoku Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
Adults: 700 yen; Primary & Junior High School Students: 200 yen
*On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, Primary, Junior & Senior High School Students are Free
December 29, 30, 31
*There are times when the garden is temporarily closed.
*Inside the garden, the closing days vary according to the shop or teahouse.
*Hours may vary according to events.
*Inside the garden, teahouse and store hours may vary.
1) From the No. 1 bus stop at JR Negishi Station, take the city bus (either the 58, 99, or 101) for about 10 minutes. Get off at Honmoku bus stop and walk about 10 minutes.
2) From the No. 2 bus stop at the East Exit of Yokohama Station on JR and other lines, take the city bus (8 or 148) for about 35 minutes. Get off at Sankeien-Iriguchi bus stop and walk about 5 minutes. Alternatively, take the Burari-Sankeien bus (on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) for about for 35 minutes, and get off at Sankeien bus stop.
3) From the No. 2 Bus stop at JR Sakuragicho Station, take city bus 8 or 148 for about 25 minutes to Sankeien-Iriguchi bus stop and walk about 5 minutes.
4) From the Yamashita-cho bus stop next to Exit 4 of Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line, take the city bus (8 or 148) for about 15 minutes. Get off at Sankeien-Iriguchi bus stop and walk about 5 minutes. Alternatively, take the Burari-Sankeien bus (on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays) for about for 5 minutes, and get off at Sankeien bus stop.
- Available, charged (shared with tour buses)
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)