Sankeien is a Japanese garden located about 4 km
south of Kan'nai area.
It was built by Sankei Hara, a rich businessman and master of
ceremonial tea, and was opened in 1906.
The garden has an area of 17.5 hectares.
There are some ponds and 12 old Japanese buildings in the garden.
All buildings had been removed here from all over the country, and most
of them are designated as national important cultural properties.
This garden is not an outdoor museum.
These buildings are placed so that it features a harmony of the scenery
of the garden.
The buildings are the followings.
- Rinshunkaku : The
residence of Tokugawa Family in Kishu Domain (Current Wakayama
Prefecture). (built in 1649). It has three buildings.
- Gekkaden : The
waiting room in Fushimi Castle in Kyoto. (built in 1603)
- Shunsouro : The tea
room in Mimurotoji temple in Uji city (Kyoto Prefecture). (built in the
late 16th century)
- Old Tenzuiji Jutou Ooidou
: The building covering the tomb of Shogun Hideyoshi Toyotomi's mother.
(built in 1591)
- Choshukaku : The
unique villa in Nijo Castle in Kyoto. (built in 1623)
- Old Toukeiji Sanctum
: The Buddhist sanctum in Kamakura city. (built in 1634)
- Three-storied Pagoda of Old
Toumyoji : The three-storied pagoda in Kyoto Prefecture
built in 1457.
- The Main Hall of Old Toumyoji
: The main hall of Toumyoji temple with above pagoda. (built in 1392)
- Old Yanohara House :
The private house in Gifu Prefecture. (built in the 18th century)
- Tenjuin : The temple
in Kamakura city. (built in 1651)
Garden map download page
How to get to here
Yokohama or Sakuragicho station
- Get on the municipal bus No.8
They lead to Honmoku-Sankeien-mae stop from the east exit of Yokohama
station through Sakuragicho station.
About 33 minutes from Yokohama station, and about 25 minutes from
Then about 3 minutes walk from the stop to Sankeien.
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