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Sankeien Gardens

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Address: 58-1 Honmoku-Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824, Kanagawa Prefecture
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A quiet garden with few tourists

The garden is off the beaten path. Take a bus from Yokohama as it is too far to walk. The garden has several structures from the Edo period laid-out in a very pleasant design... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The garden is off the beaten path. Take a bus from Yokohama as it is too far to walk. The garden has several structures from the Edo period laid-out in a very pleasant design. It reminded me of Kyoto gardens in many ways. From the bus stop it is a reasonable walk through a residential area. There are small restaurants... More 

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This very large, pictureesque garden is over 100 years old. We visited in early March, when it was cold and cloudy and before the the flowers begin to bloom in profusion - and we still thought it was great. I'd go back, but April-May would be a lot better. A big attraction was the many historical buildings that had been... More 

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Manila
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only drawback about Sankeien Gardens is the rather long walk from the nearest bus stop (you need to take a bus from the train station, Negishi on the Negishi Line). But the beauty and historical/cultural value of the gardens more than make up for the inconvenience. Here spread out on the sprawling grounds are authentic temple buildings and teahouses... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful garden but with difficult points to reach for those who use a wheelchair and baby strollers. Around the big lake and the restaurants it is possible to walk with the strollers and wheelchair. But there are places that we can not see because of the streets made of stones and / or stairs. Even so my daughters loved... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can brave the walk and drive to here, and don't mind paying the 500¥ ($5.00 in USD); you will love this place. Went and saw it with the family and it was beyond beautiful. The way the Blossoms line the pond and surrounding area will simply take your breath away. If you don't mind waiting for the nightfall,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is simply amazing. Filled with Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) and adoring locals capturing this special time of year. It's peaceful, calm and a relaxing out-of-the-tourist trail way to enjoy beautiful Japanese surrounds. Definitely worth a visit

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed wandering around the gardens. We were hoping to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom but sadly were a week too early. It was still very pretty and we got a lot of great photos.

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You could spend the day strolling through the gardens or bring a book and sit on a bench to relax. We came in spring so were a little early in the season, but it was still a delightful day.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend visiting this beautiful garden! Unfortunately, the Cherry Blossoms weren't in bloom yet, but the Pagoda made the trip 100% worth it!

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful garden with many old buildings from different parts of Japan, including a house from Shirakawa-go, where you can climb up into the roof.

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