Sankeien Garden is a Japanese-style garden in Naka-ku, Yokohama. There are 17 Japanese buildings on the 17.5 ha site. It was created by Sankei Hara, a successful Yokohama businessman in 1906.
Things to see
In Sankeien Garden, you see traditional Japanese buildings and gardens. You can also see seasonal flowers such as plum, cherry and lotus etc. These seasonal flowers can be enjoyed at different times of the year.
Places to eat
There are restaurants inside the garden. You can eat udon, soba and dumplings there. In addition, there are traditional Japanese drinks and snacks such as matcha and oshiruko for teatime.
Flowers, haiku and photograph exhibitions are held at certain times of the year.
If you want to buy souvenirs, please go to the museum shop in the Sankei Memorial Hall. There is a selection of souvenirs to bring home.
|Wheelchairs are available for free at the main gate and south gate. Please tell the receptionist if you want to use one.|
|9:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm) every day. The garden is closed on December 29,30, and 31.|
Take the Yokohama city bus (No.8 or 148) from the No.2 bus stop of Yokohama Station East Exit (35-minute bus ride). The garden is a 5-minute walk from Sankeien-Iriguchi bus stop.
If you are driving, you can park your car at the parking is adjacent to the main gate entrance. The parking charges are 500 yen for up to 2 hours and an additional 100 yen for every 30 minutes thereon. The maximum parking charge is 1000 yen per day.
However, parking spaces are limited. Please use public transport if possible because the parking lot is crowded especially on the weekends when it is the season for viewing plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, and autumn leaves.
|Minato Mirai is nearby so you can also enjoy shopping and dining after seeing Sankeien.|