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Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

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Address: 2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804 , Saitama Prefecture
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+81 48-780-2091

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Great side trip!

I stopped at the Omiya Bonsai Museum as a side trip on my way to Kawagoe. The museum itself is small but very educational. The garden outside is currently under construction for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped at the Omiya Bonsai Museum as a side trip on my way to Kawagoe. The museum itself is small but very educational. The garden outside is currently under construction for the upcoming world Bonsai competition, but you are still able to see many beautiful specimens. It is amazing to think that some of these living sculptures are hundreds... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An easy one blue train ride from central Tokyo. A beautiful museum dedicated to Bonsai. They are displayed like fine art and deservedly so. Go on a sunny day and explore some of the various growers around the Bonsai Village. Wish I could have bought a few and taken home. The worst ones available here are better then the best... More 

Thank DBM1
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This gorgeous little place is a five minute walk from the east exit of Toro station, which is just over half an hour from Tokyo on the train. The staff at the front desk speak little English and provided us with a guide written in English. There are a number of exhibits inside as well as a garden and pond... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a beautiful place. If you are a tourist, you have to find how to get there.You can use either JR lines or Noda line.Then you have to walk.I was not sure if there was any English speaker.But most of the description of bonsai were written in both English and Japanese.It was a great place to learn bonsai.

Thank Mark T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Bonsai, you should definitely visit here. If you are not interested in Bonsai not so much, you also should visit here. It will be good experience. Many kinds of Bonsai is amazing. Also the garden is beautiful.

Thank Kana S
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Museum provides an overview of how Bonsai is cultivated along with a number of Bonsai plants. The interior of the Museum has history and technical notes while the garden has the plants themselves, some quite large and quite old.

Thank Allan C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Bonsai heaven. The museum is located near to a railway station in a beautiful Tokyo suburb, and is surrounded by numerous other (free) bonsai gardens. The museum is well presented, if not quite busy and lacking as much information as I'd like. Take a couple of hours out from your day and immerse yourself in Omiya's bonsai gardens.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

The bonsai museum opened in 2010 and contains an impressive collection of plants, displayed both indoors and outside in the gardens. The staff are very welcoming and speak English. Signage and descriptions are also in English, so you really gain a nice introduction to bonsai plants, structures and techniques. The museum is about a 15 minute walk from Omiya-koen station.... More 

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Muntinlupa City, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Here you will learn to appreciate the beauty of Bonsai. There is a part were you can take souvenir shots of beautiful bonsai and an area were taking photos are prohibited. The Bonsai on display were all breathingly beautiful! You may sit and meditate if you have the time. And shop at a near by tools-supply store.

1 Thank Lai M
Dunoon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

A beautiful museum dedicated to bonsai, it's history and place in Japanese culture. So many wonderful bonsai, some hundreds of years old, have been lovingly nurtured and trained by generations of master bonsai artists. They are set out simply and respectfully, each in its own space, for our appreciation. So much to enjoy!

Thank Bronwyn H

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