Japanese Garden Walk: Kita Kamakura

Visit three stunning Zen temples during the plum blossom season.

What will I learn in this class?
Once the capital of Japan, Kamakura retains its status today as a hub of spirituality evident in the stunning Zen temples found around the coastal city.

On this tour, visit three such temples, including Engakuji, founded one year after Japan’s famous victory over Mongol invaders in 1281, Tokeiji, a refuge for pre-modern wives to escape abusive husbands, and Meigetsuin, which is home to thousands of blooming hydrangea.

This tour includes an optional lunch.

Who teaches this class?
Kazuko Morio is a member of the Garden Society of Japan and a licensed national guide-interpreter. She lectures and provides walking tours to Japanese gardens. Her clients include garden enthusiasts, international students and tour guides.


  • Mar 1
  • 8:30am–2pm
  • Meeting point: Shinagawa Station or Kita Kamakura Station
  • ¥5,500 (excludes transportation and lunch)
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 18
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members.