Thursday, October 13, 2016

Must see - Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden is the vast classical Japan garden covering over 175,000 square meters.

You must see its seasonal beauty when you visit Yokohama.

Sankeien contains many historical houses and buildings that are recognized as being culturally significant by the government.

These building were brought to the park from all over Japan.

The entire garden was once the private home of Tomitaro “Sankei” Hara; who was an extremely wealthy silk merchant.  It was opened to the public in 1906.  

As you stroll through the park, you will find bridges, streams, small waterfalls, bamboo groves, and ponds. The house that Hara and his family lived in is huge: a sprawling, flat dwelling with dozens of spacious interconnected tatami rooms, overlooking a private green lawn.

The garden shows you different faces each season.  

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the late March, the beauty of thousands of Japanese pink lotus blossoms attracts you in a pond just inside the entrance during July and August, and the changing color of leaves also cannot be missed!!  

Why don’t you visit this garden to enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere?