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Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804, Saitama Prefecture
+81 48-780-2091
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Much more than expected

Before visiting this was just a named place and we hadn't expected any more than possibly a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PipPaul W
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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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Omiya Bonsai Museum, great starting point to appreciating bonsai

This is a good starting point to appreiciating Bonsai, as it will tell you how to appreciate and... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
rie s
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804, Saitama Prefecture
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+81 48-780-2091
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Before visiting this was just a named place and we hadn't expected any more than possibly a 'nursery' with some Bonsai display What we got was a full blown, professional, modern museum kept in pristine condition, looked like it had opened yesterday OK, so they...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a good starting point to appreiciating Bonsai, as it will tell you how to appreciate and look at bonsai as well as its history and how it has developed over many centuries in Japan. Although there are exhibits that you are not allowed...More

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This museum tells you all about the different forms of bonsai, how to view bonsai, and the history of bonsai. Inside the museum, there are seasonal examples of bonsai so, being autumn, there were maples, crab apples and other trees at their best in autumn....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Take a half-day walk through this museum and the ajacent Bonsai village, and you learn how to appreciate its beauty

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a relaxing, slow paced tour and learned how to view bonsai from all angles. Many varieties on display. When a light shower popped up, they had large complimentary umbrellas.

1  Thank tehmann
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great little museum that highlights bonsai. Started as a donated sample but blossomed into a small treasure trove of bonsai samples. A must see to get a historical perspective on this art form. Really some ancient and beautiful samples. Note you cannot take many pictures.

1  Thank revett2016
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum does an excellent job of displaying their bonsai in attractive ways. They have bonsai both inside and outside. Each tree has a description of the style and meaning of the tree's design. My favorite while I was there was a...More

Thank Abbey B
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

I've had a keen interest in Bonsai for many years and have a few myself at home. So when i planned my trip to Japan, I made sure coming here was a priority. It was about a 30 min train ride from Shinjuku station. and...More

Thank NPR1973
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

As a bonsai enthusiast, this place was high on my list of places to visit in Tokyo, and it did not disappoint. There is a small display area explaining about bonsai, but the main attraction is the display of trees. The external display is split...More

1  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Any garden or bonsai enthusiast should visit to see the world's best examples of this living art It will leave you amazed

2  Thank Dianne B
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Lawrence L
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Response from Dianne B | Reviewed this property |
Omiya is a major train station so most trains will go through there I used the blue line
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Lawrence L
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Response from DBM1 | Reviewed this property |
Omiya is really just in the suburbs. Which train line you take depends on where in Tokyo you are staying. From tokyo station you can take the Utsunomiya Line 各停 towards Utsunomiya. It is just a 10 minute walk from the... More
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