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Review of Sankeien Gardens

Sankeien Gardens
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US$114.27*
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Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip from Tokyo
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US$429.65*
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Half Day Private Custom Chartered Taxi Tour of Yokohama
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Ranked #2 of 634 things to do in Yokohama
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Great place to visit if you are in Yokohama. You need to get a taxi to and from the Train station as it is hard to find otherwise.
Take your time and enjoy the paths and view, there are a couple of eating places but no one speaks english, but are all very friendly. Would highly recommend a visit here.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

These are beautiful gardens with some very old historic buildings that have been transplanted here from different parts of Japan. It is an easy taxi ride or bus from central Yokohama. We visited when the Irises were in flower. Check out the view from the belvedere: an oil refinery that was not here when the gardens were originally planted. It makes you appreciate the gardens, and reminded me of Port Talbot. There are also some very cool cats who live here.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This location is outside Yokohama, but was fairly simple to get to based on their website directions. Train, bus, and walk later (stand and watch through the bus windscreen for the stop names on the bus shelters or you will go too far!!) and you are there from Yokohama hotel area.

It was a beautiful, relaxing and amazing garden - built by a wealthy Japanese business man - who relocated real temples, pagodas and building designs from across Japan to the one location (noting that Yokohama was extensively destroyed / burned during WW2). Beautifully laid out with a large lake, streams, and tree covered walks.

You get too see real examples of a range of old Japanese architecture styles and building types in one location.

Very few Western tourists there (the volunteer staff asked how we knew it was there).

1  Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

A wonderful example of a Japanese garden, stylised pruning of pine trees, wisteria trained over elevated trellises, irises in bloom all manicured to perfection. Surrounded by the city but still peaceful.
The views change constantly as you walk so it's hard to move without taking photographs at every turn. Large carp in the lake, bridges, buildings moved here from various locations around Japan.
Without doubt the highlight of the trip, if I could visit only one garden this would be it. Allow yourself plenty of time, don't try you rush around, sit and enjoy the views.

1  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Loved this attraction, what a great escape from the city! I recommend you be sure to visit the building that allows you to take off your shoes and experience traditional Japan. It really was a wonderful way to spend a morning!

Thank souldancer2
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