Take in three beautiful gardens along Tokyo’s Kanda River, a manmade canal built by the Tokugawa shogunate.
The area was depicted in the Hiroshige woodblock print “Basho’s Hermitage and Camellia Hill on the Kanda Aqueduct at Sekiguchi.”
The tour takes in Higo Hosokawa Garden, created by an Edo-era feudal lord, Hermitage, where the famous Japanese poet Basho lived in the 1700s, and the Meiji-era garden of Chinzanso, famous for its multitude of camellias.
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.