Sankeien’s Autumn Events

PSA Yokohama

Sankeien is a Japanese garden located in Yokohama's Honmoku.

It was created in the early 1900s, over a period of 20 years, by Sankei Hara, a businessman who made his fortune in the silk reeling and raw silk trade industries.

Inside the extensive garden, there are 17 historical buildings, gathered from places such as Kyoto and Kamakura.

Visitors can enjoy seeing how they blend in seamlessly with the natural scenery of each season.

Sankeien is holding a chrysanthemum exhibition featuring approximately 500 chrysanthemums until Monday 23rd November (a national holiday).

Visitors will be able to enjoy a huge variety of species and forms.

There are large flowers over 20cm in diameter, flowers that have been cultivated in the bonsai style, and flowers that have been uniquely passed down in places such as Kyoto and Ise.

The special exhibition "Rinshunkaku - Architectural Beauty and Preservation Techniques" is also being held, at the Sankei Memorial Museum, located in the grounds of the park.

Rinshunkaku is, along with the three storey pagoda, a building that is representative of Sankeien Garden.

It is said to have been built in the early Edo period as a villa for daimyo

In this special exhibition, visitors will be able to see its interior decorations up close.

Having been removed while the first renovation work in 30 years is being carried out, they will be displayed in the museum before being returned to their original location.

The exhibition will run until Sunday 20th December.

Why not enjoy two traditional Japanese arts, flowers and architecture, at Sankeien Garden this autumn? Both can be enjoyed just with the admission fee.

For enquiries, call 045-621-0635.