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(Sankeien, Naka-ku, Yokohama)[Kanbaikai(Plum blossam viewing))]

Sankei garden 

Sankeien has long been famous as a site for plum trees. Of note is the Garyobai Plum, the branches of which resemble the shape of an Oriental dragon crawling its way along the land, and the Ryokugakubai Plum, a gift from Shanghai, with green calyxes supporting the petals. These and other unusual specimens are on view, some 600 in total.


[The date and time]Generally held from early February through early March (9:00 AM-5:00 PM; doors close at 4:30 PM)
[Place]Sankeien Garden
[料金]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)