Lauded by a highly regarded American magazine, Tokyo’s Yamamoto-tei is a traditional Japanese house that features elements of Western architecture and a beautiful shoin-style garden (designed for admiring from within a building).
Participants take in the garden while enjoying matcha green tea and sweets.
The tour also includes a visit to Shibamata Taishakuten, a temple famous for its sculptures and garden, and lunch at a Japanese restaurant more than a century old.
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.