SWET ABOUT TOWN:  Rikugien Garden and Toyo Bunko Museum

Date: 29 September 2013 (Sun.; raincheck date: Sunday, 6 October)

Times and places

  • Garden stroll meeting place/time: Rikugien Garden entrance area—1:30 p.m. (if you arrive later, follow the stroll path clockwise around the pond and you can catch up with us.)

  • Toyo Bunko Museum meeting place/time: 1st floor gallery, near stairway—2:45 p.m.

  • Coffee/tea time at the Orient Café around 4:00 p.m.

  • Participation in only the Rikugien walk or the Toyo Bunko visit is also welcome.

  • Entrance fees: Rikugien 300 yen (150 yen for those 65 or older with ID) / Toyo Bunko Museum 880 yen (780 yen for those 65 or older with ID)

  • SPECIAL SWET PRICE for members who sign up by Thursday, September 19: Rikugien 200 yen (100 yen if 65 or older) / Toyo Bunko Museum 500 yen (400 yen if 65 or older)

To sign up, write to SWET Info with your name (please note if you are eligible for senior discount) and the part(s) of the event you would like to join.

SWET invites you away from your computer and your air conditioning for an afternoon in a rarely visited corner of Tokyo. SWET members and friends will stroll together around Rikugien Garden and then visit the Toyo Bunko Museum in time for the guided tour (in Japanese only) at 3:00 p.m. Connect with friends and fellow wordsmiths while getting some exercise and enjoying the season out of doors and among books and historic artifacts. For information about the Museum, see SWET stalwart Alan Gleason’s article in Artscape. (Stroll leader: Lynne Riggs; contact via SWET Info.)