Facility

Choshukaku

Choshukaku

Important National Cultural Property

This building is believed to have been constructed on the premises of Nijojo Castle in Kyoto in 1623 by Tokugawa Iemitsu, the leader of samurai in the early 17th century, when he went to Kyoto to assume his role as formal head of the shogunate, and was later given to his wet nurse, Lady Kasuga. Its relocation here in 1922 marked the completion of Sankeien.

The building is architecturally unique in that three different roof styles are utilized. Hara Sankei included the Chinese character for “autumn” in its name, signifying its status as an excellent place to appreciate the season’s colorful leaves. The unusual construction of the main entryway, built one level lower and floored with wood tiles, suggests that it was a landing where people could alight from pleasure boats.


Facility



Hours 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM)
Admission
  • 700 yen for adults (High school students and above), 200 yen for children
  • Group discounts (10 or more people): 600 yen for adults
    100 yen for children
    300 yen for students
    (high school students or above)
    *If faculty member is present
  • City residents 65 years old and above: 200 yen
    *Please present your Hamatomo Card issued by Yokohama City.
  • Persons with physical disabilities (regardless of residency): free (up to one caregiver also admitted for free)
    se present your Physical Disability Passbook
  • Book of 5 tickets: 3,000 yen for adults; 500 yen for children
  • Annual pass: 2,500 yen for adults; 700 yen for children; 700 yen for city residents 65 years old and over
    se present your Hamatomo Card issued by Yokohama City.
Parking

Automobiles: 500 yen up to 2 hours; 100 yen for every additional 30 minutes; 1,000 yen maximum per day Buses: 1,000 yen

Closed

December 29, 30, 31

Please note the following:
  • We ask visitors to refrain from bringing their pets into the garden.
  • Smoking is not allowed within the garden.
  • Please do not pick any plants or flowers or remove any wildlife from the garden.
  • No eating or drinking in the inner garden.
  • Private use of the buildings and gardens, as well as photography for commercial purposes requires prior approval. Please contact the office in advance.

Access

Sankeien Hoshokai Foundation

58-1 Honmokusannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0824

TEL: 045-621-0634(or 0635) / FAX: 045-621-6343

*Please make sure you have the right number when you call.