Japanese Garden Walk: Daimyo Garden & Little Paris

Visit one of Tokyo’s oldest surviving landscape gardens.

Next to Tokyo's famous baseball dome lies Koishikawa Korakuen, a traditional garden first established in 1629 by daimyo lords.

During this autumn tour to the stunning surroundings, participants will learn about the purpose and symbolism of the features of this Edo-era garden and how society functioned at the time.

The second part of the tour takes in Kagurazaka, once a lively geisha district and now the city's chic French neighborhood, dubbed Tokyo's “Little Paris.”

The tour will conclude with 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.


  • Nov 18
  • 9am–12pm
  • Meeting point: Azabu Juban Station or Koishikawa Korakuen
  • ¥4,400 (excludes transportation and lunch)
  • Lunch: optional
  • Non-Connections members are charged an additional registration fee of ¥3,500 (waived for Connections members).
  • Cancellation deadline: Nov 11
  • Contact the Connections Office about class availability after registration has closed.