If you are in the Yokohama area and would like to see one the finest garden parks in this part of Japan, I highly recommend that you set aside a couple of hours for a leisurely stroll through San Keien Garden.
Located in Honmoku, just 15 minutes by train and taxi from Yokohama Station, San Keien Garden is one of the most pristine garden parks in this part of country. It is especially scenic in late fall when the combination of autumnal reds, yellows, greens, and browns is simply amazing.
Equally as impressive is the spring season which brings the blooming of Cherry blossoms, Japanese yellow roses, Azaleas, and a wide variety of other flowers.
San Keien Garden was created between the years of 1902-1922 by Sankei Hara a wealthy silk merchant. It encompasses more than 175,000 square meters and includes antique structures, some dating back to the 1400s, that have been moved to San Keien Garden from historical locations such as Kyoto and Kamakura.
The park can get a little crowded on weekends. So, if you have the option, a weekday visit might be a better choice.
Entrance fees are JPY 500 for adults and JPY 200 for children.