Special Artists

  • Koto Nobutaka Yoshizawa (Koto)

    October 28th (Mon.)

    Nobutaka Yoshizawa

  • Sing with a guitar Nobutaka Yoshizawa (Sing with a guitar)

    October 29th (Tue.)


  • Harp Saori Fujiki (Harp)

    October 30th (Wed.)

    Saori Fujiki

  • Bamboo flute Kazuya Sato (Bamboo flute )

    October 31th (Thu.)

    Kazuya Sato

  • Bandoneon Koji Hirata (Bandoneon)

    November 1st (Fri.)

    Koji Hirata

  • Shakuhachi Yuta Matsumura(Shakuhachi)

    October 25th(Fri.)

    Yuta Matsumura

  • Cello Rihwa(Cello)

    October 26th (Sat.)

    Mikio Unno

  • Tsugaru-jamisen Seiki Asakura (Tsugaru-jamisen)

    October 27th (Sun.)

    Seiki Asakura

    * Rescheduled concert

  • Violin Ayano Morita (Violin)

    October 27th (Sun.)

    Ayano Morita

    * Rescheduled concert

  • Flute Erisa Ogawa(Flute)

    October 4th (Fri.)

    Erisa Ogawa

  • Koto Nobutaka Yoshizawa (Koto)

    October 5th (Sat.)

    Nobutaka Yoshizawa

  • Violin Kaoru Oe(Violin)

    October 18th (Fri.)

    Kaoru Oe

  • Vocal & guitar, keyboard COALAMODE.(Vocal & guitar, keyboard)

    October 19th (Sat.)


  • Harp Mihoko Misao(Harp)

    September 20th (Fri.)

    Mihoko Misao

  • Vocal group Jewel(Vocal group)

    September 20th (Sat.)


  • Tsugaru-jamisen Seiki Asakura(Tsugaru-jamisen)

    September 22th (Sun.)

    Seiki Asakura

  • Shakuhachi Daisuke Abe

    September 27th (Fri.)

    Daisuke Abe

  • Acoustic guitar Yuki Matsui(Acoustic guitar)

    September 28th (Sat.)

    Yuki Matsui


National designated spot of Scenic Beauty Sankeien Garden

National designated spot of Scenic Beauty
Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden is a traditional and typical Japanese-style garden which surface extends to 175000㎡, designed and landscaped by Sankei Hara, a wealthy businessman in the silk trade in May 1906 (Meiji 39). He reconstructed buildings of historic importance from places such as Kyoto and Kamakura, the seventeen old buildings of high historic value that are skillfully arranged in harmony with the seasonal changes of the natural scenery is a must see (10 of them are designated as “Important Cultural Property” and 3 as “Yokohama’s Tangible Cultural Property”)

While Sankei Hara was alive he supported and trained new different artists, whose some of their creations were born at the garden, such as Seison Maeda’s 「Dynamic Procession of a float Shrine」, Taikan Yokoyama’s「In the shade of willows」and Kanzan Shimomura’s 「Yoroboshi」between others early modern Japanese-style painters.

58-1, Honmoku, Sannotani, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824 Japan

Main Hall of Former Tomyoji Temple

Sankeien Garden Japanese Music Festival

An after regular operating hours night event will be held for 19 days during the Rugby World Cup 2019 at「Sankeien Garden」one of the National designated spot of Scenic Beauty where you can experience real Japanese culture in Yokohama.
Taking in consideration that Sankeien Garden Founder 「Sankei Hara」supported and trained artists in this town, different promising suitable artists will be doing various performances using the Important Cultural Property “Main Hall of Former Tomyoji Temple” as a stage.
From dusk you will be able to enjoy Sankeien garden main hallmark the “Three Storied Pagoda of Former Tomyoji Temple” as well as its surroundings lighted up scenery.
Furthermore, the free shuttle bus from Sakuragicho station to Sankeien Garden will be running at special exclusive hours accordingly to the events.

Program Schedule

19 days between Friday, September 20th ~ Friday, November 1st

Each artist will be doing a different performance every day

Garden light up
Special Performance
End of Performance
Garden Closure

On the days of the event ( on the calendar to the right) Entrance will be free after 4:30 pm



Shuttle bus departure terminal

From Sakuragicho Station to Sankeien Garden
4:15pm / 5:15pm
From Sankeien Garden to Sakuragicho Station
* The body of the shuttle bus is green and is labeled “To Sankeien Garden”.

* First come first serve maximum of 28 people per route (including the extra foldable seats )

Access by bus or train

  1. 1From Negishi Station
    At Bus Platform No.1, take the municipal bus Route No.58,99 or 101.
    Get off at Honmoku (10 minutes' ride), and then walk to the Garden (10 minutes).
  2. 2From Yokohama Station, Sakuragicho Station or Motomachi China Town station
    At Bus Platform No.2, take the municipal bus Route No.8 or 148.
    Get off at Sankeien-iriguchi (35 minutes ride), and then walk to the Garden (5 minutes).

    At Bus Platform No.2, take the Burari-Sankeien Bus (Operates only on Saturdays and holidays/45 minutes ride.) Get off at the end of line (Sankeien Garden).
    Burari-Sankeien Bus is not available from Motomachi-China town station

* Only the main gate will be open after regular hours