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Sankeien garden

Japanese-style garden where seasonal landscapes and historical buildings perfectly match.

This Japanese style garden was built by Sankei Hara, a Yokohama merchant who had accumulated his wealth from Meiji to Taisho period.
In 175 thousand square meters, there are seventeen historically significant constructions relocated here from Kyoto and Kamakura.
The landscape perfectly represents every of four seasons.
Well-informed volunteers are always here, they can tell about the history of buildings as well as advise places to see.
Check at the reception for English speaking volunteers, as their number has increased recently, but you cannot book beforehand, though.

The front gate is so calm and peaceful that is so unusual for the busy downtown of Yokohama city.
Outer garden, that we step into first, was opened to public in 1906. You can spend the whole day enjoying the landscape of the park with its uphills and downhills.

The inner garden introduces the Hara family’s private garden. Please enjoy the area itself with the Rinshunkaku, the private residence of Hara family, in the center, and its beautiful landscape.

Best time to enjoy autumn leaves viewing is from mid-November to mid-December. The scenery is beautiful and the way how fallen red leaves cover the ground and river is also worth seeing.

In the lobby of the Sankei Memorial that is just near the entrance you will find a tea space and will be served an authentic tea-ceremony.
The master of tea ceremony will also give a proper explanation about tea-making, so try it if you are interested.

Even if it is your first experience, a tea-ceremony master will guide you through. Special seats are allowed for the guests, who are not comfortable with a Japanese style sitting.

The three-story pagoda, a symbol of Sankei-en garden, was relocated here from Kyoto Tomyo-ji temple. It stands on a small hill, so you can enjoy the view of the whole garden from its foot.

The former Yanohara House, a historical building, was brought here from Shirakawa-go (Gifu Prefecture), an area listed among the World Heritage sites.
It is the only building whose interior is open to the public (9:00 am to 4:30pm).

Enjoy its traditional interior with the original hearth being furnished every day, so black pillars and the smell of smoke make us experience the life of bygone days.

There are three cafes in-house,so you can have some snacks or tea. The photo shows “Sankei wan(bowl)” in Sankei-en Tea House.
It is a small-size bowl of Japanese soba (buckwheat noodles) topped with freshly fried shrimp, nameko mushrooms and seaweed.

Savor «Sanshoku dango» (three-color dumpling), a traditional Japanese sweets with bean paste, walnut and sesame inside, as a short break during your walk.

There is an English menu at Sankei-en Tea House!

三溪園

横浜を支えた産業、生糸貿易で財をなした原 三溪によって、本牧三之谷につくられた日本庭園。園内にある臨春閣や旧燈明寺三重塔などは、重要文化財に指定されています。原氏は、実業家としてだけでなく美術に造詣が深く、新進気鋭の芸術家の支援・育成にも力を注ぎました。横山大観、下村観山、前田青邨などの大家の作品もここで生まれました。梅や桜、ツツジ、紅葉などの名所として知られ、外国人にも人気が高い名園です。

  • ショップ・スポット名
    三溪園
  • 住所
    神奈川県横浜市中区本牧三之谷58-1
  • 電話
    045-621-0634
  • 営業時間
    9時〜17時(入園は閉園の30分前まで)
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