Japanese Garden Walks: Kawagoe

Step back in time on this visit to “Little Edo’s” early modern castle and gardens.

What will I learn in this class?
Featuring spectacularly preserved architecture and quaint shopping districts, the city of Kawagoe captures life as it was for centuries in Japan. Visit Kawagoe Castle and its landscaped garden as well as the pensive grounds of Kitain Temple. This tour ends with an optional lunch and shopping on the architecturally preserved Kurazukuri Street.

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 later developed her interest in gardens through study and her work as a certified national guide-interpreter.


  • Apr 21
  • 9am–2pm
  • Meeting point: Azabu-juban Station, Exit 4
  • ¥4,500 (transportation and lunch excluded)
  • Cancellation deadline: Apr 13