Facility

Buddhist Sanctum of the Former Tokeiji Temple

Buddhist Sanctum of the Former Tokeiji Temple

Important National Cultural Property

This Butsuden, a place of worship housing a Buddhist statue, was originally at Tokeiji Temple in Kamakura. Tokeiji was known as an enkiri-dera, a temple sheltering abused women. It is believed to have been built c. 1634.

By the latter part of the 1800s, it had become difficult to maintain the structure and it was relocated in 1907 to Sankeien. According to records left in the building by Hara Sankei, it was used at Sankeien as a place where Buddhist priests could preach to the public, and it was moved to Sankeien to protect the garden from misfortune.


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.