This Japanese garden is a scenic spot filled with Japanese aesthetics and was opened by Sankei Hara, a silk business tycoon. There, historical buildings stand such as a three-story pagoda and tea houses.
The garden was created and opened in 1906 by Sankei Hara, who made a fortune in a silk-reeling industry and from silk trading. Inside the spacious Japanese garden, 175,000 square meters in area, the old historical buildings moved from Kyoto and Kamakura (ten of National Important Cultural Properties, three of Tangible Cultural Properties designated by Yokohama) are neatly placed. You can enjoy the historical buildings such as the three-story pagoda from old Tomyoji, tea houses and houses with steep rafter roofs along with views in harmony with nature of the seasons such as plums, cherry blossoms, lotus flowers and autumn leaves. The garden also has the Sankei Memorial Hall where items such as art works that are exhibited, chaya (Japanese style cafe) and a museum shop can be enjoyed. It is about a 10-minute City Bus (Line No.58, No.99 or No.101) ride from JR Negishi Station and about a 10-minute walk from the Honmoku bus stop. It is a 15-minute City Bus (Line No.8 or No.148) ride from the Yamashita-cho bus stop near the Exit 0000004 of the Motomachi-chukagai Station of the Minato Mirai Line and another 5-minute walk after getting off at the Honmoku-sankeien-mae bus stop.