Springtime in Japan: Exploring Gardens and Horticultural Traditions

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Join past PHS president Greg Graves for an in-depth exploration of Japanese gardens, culture and cuisine. Beginning in Tokyo, we venture north and west to areas off the normal Western tourist route where we can enjoy the beautiful countryside, see lovely gardens and experience exotic cuisine. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a delightful cruise on Matsushima Bay and see ancient temples and bonsai masterpieces. Gardens include one of the most beautiful gardens in Tokyo, the Rikugi-en, a strolling garden of the Edo period with spectacular views, Kairakuen, considered one of Japan’s finest landscape gardens and Motsuji, called the Pure Land Garden arranged so that the temple, garden, and pond are unified as one. Optional extension to Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage city.

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