Ota Flower Market Tour

See how Japan buys its greenery at the country’s largest flower marketplace.

What will I learn in this class?
What Tsukiji Market was to fish, the Ota Flower Market is to buds, bulbs and everything else that blooms.

On this tour led by a licensed vendor, visit not only tourist-approved areas overlooking the market but the selling floor itself, where early morning auctions on approximately three million flowers daily start at the highest price before falling to the first willing bidder.

Members will share the cost of taxis during transport to and from the Club.

Who teaches this class?
Chikako Yoshimoto holds a diplôme d’animation florale artistique from France’s Floral Art Association and specializes in French-style flower arrangements. The longtime Connections member became interested in European floral design while at college in Tokyo and later trained in Britain and France.


  • Apr 13
  • 6:20–10:30am
  • Meeting point: Member Services (B1)
  • ¥4,600
  • Additional transportation fee: approx ¥5,000
  • Cancellation deadline: Apr 5
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members.