Japanese Garden Walks: Kanda River

In northeast Tokyo, tour the favorite greens of ukiyo-e artists and feudal lords alike.

What will I learn in this class?
Stroll along the Kanda River and visit three gardens that differ as much in purpose as they do in appearance. From the lordly Higo-Hosokawa Garden to the humble Sekiguchi Basho Hermitage, plus a stop at the groves of camelias at Chinzanso Garden, see the history of the city through its greenery.

What is the goal of this class?
Appreciate the techniques and designs of Japanese garden architecture while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life in Tokyo.

Who teaches this class?
Kazuko Morio grew up in a house with a Japanese garden, where she learned tea ceremony from her grandmother and tended the grounds every day. Morio is a member of the Garden Society of Japan and a certified national guide-interpreter.


  • March 12
  • 9am–1pm
  • Meeting point: Azabu-juban Station, Exit 4
  • ¥4,000 (matcha green tea and sweets included; transportation and lunch excluded)
  • Cancellation deadline: Mar 4