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(Sankeien, Naka-ku, Yokohama)[Early morning lotus viewing]

Sankei garden 

The founder of the Sankeien, Sankei Hara (his real name is Tomitaro Hana), had an abiding love for lotus flowers, which bloom beautifully in spite of being in pools of mud. In the heat of summer, the best time to cool off is early morning. This is a great opportunity to see the newly bloomed lotus flowers. There are special events like a lotus “shower” and tending to the plants -- something for young and old alike.


(Sankeien, Naka-ku, Yokohama)[Early morning lotus viewing]



Early morning lotus viewing
[Date]Generally held on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from mid-July through early August (starts from 6:00 AM)
*The historic buildings open at 9:00 AM.
*Regular hours are 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (doors close at 4:30 PM)
[Price]Adults (high school and up), 700 JPY/children (elementary/middle school), 200 JPY

  • Sankei garden
  • Sankei garden
  • Sankei garden
  • Sankei garden
  • Sankei garden
  • Sankei garden
  • Sankei garden

Sankei Garden is a Japanese-style garden in Honmoku, built by Sankei Hara, who made his fortune trading silks. Its buildings such as the Rinshunkaku, Tōmyō-ji former three-story pagoda and some others are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Sankei Hara is also known for his deep knowledge of arts and for his support and developing of young artists. The works of such painters as Taikan Yokoyama, Kanzan Shimomura and Seison Maeda were also born here, in Sankei garden. The garden is also famous for its marvelous plums, cherry blossoms, azaleas, beautiful autumn leaves and is very popular among foreign tourists.

  • Address
    58-1 Honmoku Sannoya, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    9:00 to 17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)