Join Monty for a tour of Japan's best gardens where tradition and modernity flourish. Monty Don travels to Japan in Spring. Amidst the cherry blossoms, he begins his journey to trace the history of Japanese gardens from early boating gardens, through Buddhist temples and Zen gardens, right up to a modern tea house. Returning to Japan in Autumn Monty continues his journey. This time he explores both stroll gardens and how the Japanese bring nature into their modern lives.