Japanese Garden Walk: Shibamata Gardens

Take in prized garden grounds in Tokyo.

Lauded by a highly regarded American magazine, Tokyo’s Yamamototei is a traditional Japanese house that features elements of Western architecture and a beautiful shoin-style garden (designed for admiring from within a building).

Participants take in the garden while enjoying matcha green tea and sweets.

The tour also includes a visit to Shibamata Taishakuten, a temple famous for its sculptures and garden, and lunch at a Japanese restaurant more than a century old.

Kazuko Morio is a member of the Garden Society of Japan and a Japan Gardening Society-certified garden designer. She is also a licensed national guide-interpreter. She lectures and provides walking tours to Japanese gardens. Her clients include garden enthusiasts, international students and tour guides. The Club Member discussed her passion for Japanese culture in the October 2021 issue of INTOUCH.


  • Mar 5
  • 9am–2pm
  • Meeting point: Azabujuban Station
  • ¥4,950
  • Additional fee: transportation and optional lunch
  • Non-Connections members are charged an additional registration fee of ¥3,500 (waived for Connections members).
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 27