Plum blossoms begin to bloom in Sankeien (garden) in Yokohama. Hina dolls are also displayed

21.February.2018 | SPOT

Plum trees from various places in the Kanto area Komukai (Kawasaki), Sugita (Yokohama) and Kamata (Tokyo) have been gathered in this garden and they are gaining much popularity.


The view of plum blossoms in bloom is the same as it was many years ago. The scene of the Sankeien Kanbaikai (tea ceremony) held in Hatsune Jaya where an old pot is used to boil the water is just like such a tea ceremony which was held 100 years ago.



Why not come to enjoy the plum blossoms in Senkeien.


Sankeien Plum Blossom Viewing

Address: 58 Honmoku Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Open:  ~March 4th (Sun.)

Time: 9:00~17:00




  • Mugiyu (barley tea) served at Hatsune jaya (tea house)

Time: Everyday during event period 10:00~15:30

Venue: Hatsune Jaya

Fee: Free (Entrance fee for garden is necessary)


  • Haiku Taikai (haiku reading)

Time: 2018, February 25th (Sun.) 10:30~

Haiku submission deadline: 12:00   Haiku reading / Awards approx. 13:50~

Venue: Kakushokau (Yokohama designated tangible cultural property)

Fee: 1000 yen (Entrance fee for garden is necessary)

Capacity: 150 persons


  • Monkey show

Time: 2018 Feb. 24 (Sat.) & 25th (Sin.) / March 3rd (Sat.)  10:30~15:30 (breaks between performances)

*performance will be cancelled during rain

Venue: Chuo Hiroba (Central square)

Fee: Free (Entrance fee for garden is necessary)


  • Musical performance

Time: 2018 March 4th (Sun.) 11:00~12:00/13:30~14:30

Venue: Chuo hiroba (Central square) or Kyu Tomyodera Hondo (temple)]

Fee: Free (Entrance fee for garden is necessary)


  • Hina doll display

Time: During event period  9:00~16:30

   *On Feb. 21st, dolls will be replaced so exhibit will be closed for a short time

Venue: Yanohara-ke jutaku (Important cultural property)

Fee: Free (Entrance fee for garden is necessary)