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[Sankeien Garden]

The nature of the changing seasons colors buildings designated as important cultural properties

Sankeien is a Japanese-style garden which is nationally designated as a place of scenic beauty where important buildings have been reconstructed and preserved by the businessman and art collector, Sankei Hara. Seventeen historic buildings are arranged in the garden, which covers an area of more than 170,000㎡, in pleasant harmony with the natural scenery that changes with the seasons. In autumn, the colored foliage of maple and maidenhair trees create a breathtakingly beautiful sight. The garden is also a reputed spot among foreign visitors for its various seasonal expressions which include cherry blossoms in spring, irises in summer and camellias in winter. There is a tearoom and some eateries within the garden
Posted photos Main Rinshunkaku (important cultural property) which is said to have been built during the early Edo period as a Kishu Tokugawa family holiday retreat
Three photos Upper left Choshukaku (important cultural property), seen here amidst the autumn foliage, is said to have been built by Tokugawa Iemitsu on the premises of Nijojo Castle, upper right Three-story pagoda of old Tomyoji (important cultural property) with cherry blossoms in full bloom, lower Kakushokaku (Tangible Cultural Property designated by Yokohama City) with irises along the main pond
 
Best season Autumn foliage: Late November to mid December
 
Address 58-1 Honmoku Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
Phone +81-45-621-0634 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission is 30 minutes before closing time)
Holidays December 29th to 31st
Admission fee Adult (junior high school students and over) 500 yen
Children (elementary school students) 200 yen
Access Take the Municipal Bus Route No. 58, 99 or 101 from "Negishi Station" of JR Negishi Line, alight at "Honmoku", and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
URL http://www.sankeien.or.jp/en-about/
* There may be unscheduled closures due to unforeseen events including national disasters etc.

updated on Sep 30, 2016

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