This is "San-kei-en" 三渓園, located in Honmoku, Yokohama. It is a beautiful Japanese garden. I've known about it, heard about it all my life, but had only been once (for a school trip back in elementary school). This time, when I visited, I was able to feel and see the actual beauty of this garden. I took it for granted all my life! I wish I had gone more frequently. It truly is a wonderful place to visit. I was able to reconnect with Japanese culture and appreciate the country I was born in.
A 15 to 20 minute drive from Yokohama station is all it takes. I didn't know I was so close to something so pure, natural and breathtaking.
Entry fee is cheap; a couple hundred yen (few dollars). Since it is located in the middle of a residential area, I highly recommend visiting by car. They have a decent parking lot so you shouldn't find any trouble. The park is also accessible by public transportation. 1 bus from Yokohama station. To get to the park, you'll have to walk/drive through narrow residential roads; which also are unique and fun. :)
Address: 58-1 Honmokusannotani, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0824, Japan
- Bus #148 from Yokohama St. or Sakuragicho St. or Motomachi-Chukagai St. (About a 30 min ride)