Some effort needed to find the place but you would not be disappointed. Autumn scenes of "old"Japan evokes feeling of peace and simplicity away from city life.
Nice and big garden with lots of old houses. We were a bit disappointed that there was mainly lots of greenery but not much of the red/orange that you would expect in autumn.
Hidden away, and not too easy to get to (we caught a taxi for about $20), much easier than by bus. BUT, once there the meagre entry fee was well worth it. The gardens are simply stunning and so beautiful. We spent a lovely 5 hours wandering around, exploring the paths and the ancient buildings. Not all were open to... More
Very fresh and well-maintained grounds with a phlethora of gorgeous plant and flowers life. I especially enjoyed the large pond with the ducks. Man made eco-system with wonderful results. However, getting there was exhausting back in the early 90s.
Beautiful old homes gives you a taste of the past, in a garden setting. The main home had an English guide. Very relaxing. Inexpensive ($5) And you can get there by bus, just ask at the "i" booth which bus to take.
This place is definitely inspirational! I wish I could stay here forever. The beautiful garden, the lake, the lotus, the azalea and the calmness of the place is second to none. But, don't come to this place if you can't stay for more than 1 hour. Sankei-en Garden is huge - 17.5 square ha. The place is clean, no pets... More
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