This venerable garden in Yokohama has a huge pond and a lot of interesting historical buildings, including a spectacular pagoda. It makes for a fine, meandering walk in any season, with interesting views, bridges and cultural tidbits around every corner. And if we’re lucky, we might spot one of the the resident kingfishers!
Open: Every day, closed 12/31-1/3
Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Admission: Adult (high school and older): ¥700, Children (elementary and middle school age): ¥200
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