Japanese Garden Walks: Shibamata

An indoor–outdoor journey through nature.

What will I learn in this class?
Built during Japan’s turn toward the West in the 1920s, Yamamoto-tei combines traditional Japanese garden motifs meant to be admired from within a stately former residence. Afterwards, visit the Taishakuten temple complex for a stroll through a more orthodox Japanese garden. This tour ends with an optional Japanese lunch at a century-old restaurant in the area.

What is the goal of this class?
Appreciate the techniques and designs of Japanese garden architecture while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life in Tokyo.

Who teaches this class?
Kazuko Morio grew up in a house with a Japanese garden, where she learned tea ceremony from her grandmother and tended the grounds every day. Morio is a member of the Garden Society of Japan and a certified national guide-interpreter.


  • Feb 6
  • 9am–1pm
  • Meeting point: Azabu-juban Station, Exit 4
  • ¥4,500 (matcha green tea and sweets included; transportation and lunch excluded)
  • Cancellation deadline: Jan 29

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