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Sankei-en

  • 58–1 Honmoku San-no-tani Map It
  • Naka-ku
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Opened to the public in 1906, this was once the estate and gardens of Tomitaro Hara (1868–1939), one of Yokohama's wealthiest men, who made his money as a silk merchant before becoming a patron of the arts. On the extensive grounds of the estate he created is a kind of open-air museum of traditional Japanese architecture, some of which was brought here from Kamakura and the western part of the country. Especially noteworthy is Rinshun-kaku, a villa built for the Tokugawa clan in 1649. There's also a tea pavilion, Choshu-kaku, built by the third Tokugawa shogun, Iemitsu. Other buildings include a small temple transported from Kyoto's famed Daitoku-ji and a farmhouse from the Gifu district in the Japan Alps (around Takayama).

Sight Information

Address:

58–1 Honmoku San-no-tani, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken, 231-0824, Japan

Map It

Phone:

045-621–0634

Sight Details:

  • Inner garden ¥500
  • Inner garden: daily 9–4. Outer garden and farmhouse: daily 9–4:30

Published 12/10/2015

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