Chiba’s Secret Garden Tour

Find yourself surrounded by the vibrant hues of more than 50,000 hydrangeas and 5,000 irises at Hondoji Temple.

Enchanting gardens play host to this Instagrammable view, creating a stunning backdrop against the 700-year-old temple.

Wander past stalls brimming with locally crafted sweets, pickles and fresh produce to take home.

The day ends with lunch at a cozy local Japanese restaurant, giving you the perfect chance to sit down and choose the best feed-worthy photos of the day.


  • Jun 4
  • 9:30am–2:30pm 
  • Meeting point: Kita-Kogane Station (South exit – Chiyoda Line)
  • Off-site
  • Connections members: ¥4,800
  • Non-Connections members & guests: ¥5,300
  • Price includes entrance fee and lunch.
  • Adults only
  • Cancellation deadline: May 28 (5pm)
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • This tour runs rain or shine.


Tour Guides
Connections’ tours are organized and led by a team of volunteers. Tour guides receive no payment for their work, but they do their best to make each tour as informative and enjoyable as possible.

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