Japanese Garden Walks: Western and Japanese Beauty in Harmony

Kyu Furukawa Gardens seamlessly blends characteristics of Western and Japanese gardens.

The Taisho-era estate features a British-style mansion and rose garden, designed by British architect Josiah Condor, and a Japanese strolling garden, designed by Jihei Ogawa.

This tour concludes with a visit to another Tokyo garden: Rikugien, built around 1700 for one of the Tokugawa shoguns.

Instructor: Kazuko Morio
Growing up in a house with a Japanese tea garden, where her grandmother taught tea ceremony, Kazuko enjoyed tending to the garden every day. She later developed her interest in gardens through study and her work as a certified guide and interpreter.


  • Wed
  • May 8
  • 9am–2pm (at the site)
  • Meeting point: Azabujuban station (Exit 4)
  • Class Fee: ¥4,320 (include entrance fees)
  • Transportation fee: approx.: ¥400
  • Lunch approx.: ¥2,000
  • Cancellation deadline: Apr 23