Sankeien is a traditional and typical Japanese style garden in southern Yokohama covering 17,500 square meters.
It exhibits 17 old buildings of high historic value which are skillfully arranged in harmony with the seasonal changes of the natural scenery.
Sankeien was designed and built by Tomitaro Hara who was a silk trader. He reconstructed buildings of historic importance from places such as Kyoto and Kamakura in this garden, which was opened to the public in 1906. The garden has a pond, small rivers, flowers and wonderful scrolling trails.
From JR Yokohama Station - East Exit, Bus Stop No.2 take the city bus No. 8 or 148. Get off at Honmoku Sankeien-mae "takes about 35 minutes", and walk to the Garden "about 5 minutes".
From JR Negishi Station - Bus Stop No.1 take the city bus No. 58 or 99 or 101. Get off at Honmoku " takes about 10 minutes", and walk to the Garden "about 10 minutes". Visit Tourist Information Center for a guidebook.
Sankeien Garden - Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture