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Discover the beauty of Yokohama: cycle to Sankeien Garden, a hidden gem!

April 29, 2016

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Washinzaka slope

We love Yokohama!
Cycling around Yokohama is so much fun because of the beauty and convenience of riding around in the city!
After cycling around Minatomirai (Yokohama) last time, we loved it so much that we asked Mr. Akiyama, an expert on solo traveling, to guide us to Sankeien Garden. The reason we chose the spot is because it has some of the most outstanding scenery in Kanagawa prefecture and it is designated as a National Scenic Beauty spot. We started at the Yokohama seaside and headed to Sankeien via Yamate district.

We met at Sakuragicho station with Mr. Akiyama. We passed by Nihon Odori Street, which was lined with colorful gingko trees, and we quickly passed through Yamashita Park. Then we rode up a slope toward Minatonomieruoka Park and took a short rest. After that we went down a hill from the park to Honmoku district and finally reached Sankeien Garden.

A view of the Landmark Tower from Sakuragicho station

Champs Elysees in Yokohama! You can see beautiful gold gingko trees in Nihon Odori Street

We snuggled close to Statue of the Girl with Red Shoes in Yamashita Park

Minatonomieruoka Park

Washinzaka slope

Sankeien Garden

Beautiful autumn leaves in Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden was constructed by a businessman in Yokohama who built up his fortune through filature and silk trade

Sankei Soba noodles, a speciality in Sankeien Garden

Thanks to Mr. Akiyama’s guidance our second Yokohama cycling adventure was very memorable. Sankeien Garden, the highlight of this cycling adventure, was particularly wonderful. Although we started from the seaside, we rode over hills with ease and reached the garden by bicycle in no time! If you don't have a bicycle you can use “Baybike” a rent-a-cycle service in Yokohama. We hope you get the chance to experience another side of Yokohama in all its profoundness!


▼ More details and the route map can be found here!