Sankeien is a traditional Japanese strolling garden. It was designed by Tomitaro (Sankei) Hara, a wealthy, Meiji-era businessman in the silk trade.
The spacious garden features wonderful trails, ponds and waterfalls, as well as a number of historically significant buildings from across Japan, including a three-storied pagoda from an old Kyoto temple and a thatched-roof house from Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture.
After a lunch at Yokohama’s bustling Chinatown, participants are free to explore the city
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.