2016-03-17 1:48 pm
Located outside of Yokohama and somehow in the middle of an industrial area, Sankei-en garden is an oasis of beauty and calm. Erected in 1904 by a silk trader named Tomitaro Hara, also known as Hara Sankei, this garden features, in one location, the many wonders of Japan.
Thanks to his fortune, Tomitaro Hara brought from different places across Japan, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Gifu and Wakayama, many historically significant structures. These include an elegant daimyo (feudal lord) residence, a few tea houses and even the main hall and three storied pagoda of Kyoto’s old Tomyoji temple.