In 1859, when the port of Yokohama opened to foreign trade, silk was the country's largest export. In 1909, Japan was the world's premier silk supplier, serving markets such as the United States and Europe.
Sankeien was built by Hara Sankei, a great entrepreneur who produced and traded silk in Yokohama. In the early 1900s, he used some of his wealth to create a Japanese garden over the course of about 20 years.
The Sankeien covers approximately 175,000 square meters and extends over three valleys along the coast. It consists of an outer garden that has been open to the public since 1906 and an inner garden that was originally kept private for Sankei's personal use. Seventeen historic structures that have been relocated from Kyoto, Kamakura and other locations have been brought into harmony with nature over the four seasons to present great landscapes.
Spend a early summer night filled with ephemeral lights in Sankeien Gardens on Firefly Night.
Sankeien Garden is comprised of an inner and outer garden with scenery that changes every season. In Autumn, the Chrysanthemum..
The Star Hotel, right in front of Yamashita Park, shows gives excellent value for money.
The elegant building facing Yamashita Park, is one of the oldest hotels in Yokohama: the Hotel New Grand.
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Known in Japanese as ‘Negishi Shinrin Koen’, this is one of the largest parks in Yokohama with a surface area covering over 1800 square meters. Originally..
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