Hanami at Sankeien Garden

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Sankeien Garden (三溪園) is one of the best Japanese Garden in Kanto. There are about 300 Sakura in Sankeien. Sankeien offers a great view of Harmony created from traditional Japanese buildings, a great landscape of Japanese style garden and awesome Sakura Flowers. Many people visit Sankeien to enjoy Sakura and the arrival of Spring. At night, Sakrua will be lighten up for Yo-Zakura.

Tourist Info.
Admission: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for kids and 300 yen for seniors.
Open: 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
No Hanami party, but you can bring your food and drink.

0. at Yokohama Station.
1. use City bus to Sankeien (35 min.)

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Detailed Travel Guide

Experience the Japanese historic and traditional style of garden. Sankeien has many those important building removed and rebuild from Kyoto and Kamakura. No need to travel Kyoto or even Kamakura, you can enjoy great temples and buildings just visiting this garden.

Outer Garden
The extension is the area that was made open to the general public in 1906. The three-storied pagoda, relocated from Tomyoji-temple in Kyoto, has been positioned as a landmark, and extension's main attraction is its many seasonal flowers.

Inner Garden
Until it opening to the public in 1958, this area was the private garden of the Hara family. WHile the outer garden was created for the purpose of enjoying flowers, the inner garden is an elegant composition of old architecture. In particular, the landscape that includes Rinshunkaku, a historic buidling built in the middle of the 17th century and that was long related to the Kishu branch of the Tokugawa family, is often compared with the world- famous Katsura Rikyu Palace in Kyoto.

Enjoy Tea ceremony!
You can enjoy great Japanese tea ceremony made by great tea masters.
400 yen for maccha green tea and sweets. You can also experience making tea. The tea master will kindly teach you how to make tea.

All of the valuable properties and great correction of Hara family are displayed at the museum. Mr. Hara supported many young artists.

Old Yanohara House
Gasshozukuri: house with a steep rafter roof.
This Edo period house from a wealthy farmer family has been preserved from the town of Shirakawago in Gifu prefecture.

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