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Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama

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#1 of 199 in Historic Sites in Yokohama
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Garden
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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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  • I have a yearly pass that’s truly one of the treasure of Yokohama. I would would recommend Visiting at different times of year. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • This place is extremely beautiful and definitely worth the visit! If you’re in the Yokohama area, I highly recommend you check it out. Furthermore, it’s affordable which makes it even better. Although the parking isn’t ideal since the car lot is quite small. If you go there on a Saturday I’m fairly certain there would be no parking. Therefore, I recommend you take the bus if it’s on the weekend. Here are some shots to show you how beautiful it is!
  • I live in the neighborhood but I visited here for the first time a couple of weeks ago! This garden is huge! There is even a hill and several tea houses so it is good for hiking. You can bring your own lunch. The garden itself is amazingly beautiful, and well organized. I met some cute feral cats, which was also nice and cozy😺

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