Japanese Garden Walk: Yokohama Sankeien

A walk through a traditional Japanese strolling garden.

Designed by Tomitaro (Sankei) Hara, a wealthy, Meiji-era businessman in the silk trade, this spacious garden features wonderful trails, ponds and waterfalls, as well as a number of historically significant buildings from across Japan, including a three-storied pagoda from an old Kyoto temple and a thatched-roof house from Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture.

This tour includes an optional lunch.

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.


  • May 25
  • 8:30am–2pm
  • Meeting point: Nakameguro station
  • ¥5,800 (Includes Garden admission, tea & sweets, excludes transportation and lunch)
  • Cancellation deadline: May 18
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members. The fee is waived for Connections members.
  • Contact the Connections Office about class availability after registration has closed.