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Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture 331-0804 , Japan
+81 48-780-2091
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Ranked #5 of 34 Attractions in Saitama
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This beautiful museum building and outdoor space is located a 15 minute stroll (about 500 metres) from either Toro or Omiya Koen stations on the Tobu Urban Park Line via the Shonan-Shinjuku line from Shinjuku. On our way there, we were given free passes by the people who run a Bonsai nursery, but I believe admission to the museum is... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Worth a visit. A lot of interesting bonzai, but you can't take photos. A short distance from omiya station

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you want to see the real wonder of bonsai trees, make sure to visit the place. It's a bit off usual tourist trails but well worth the trip. Besides the amazing beauty of bonsai trees, nice English speaking museum staff and pleasant atmosphere also contributed to the experience. The only downside was a bit confusing photo rules (some of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was passing through Saitama for a meeting when I was told that there was an amazing Bonsai museum in Omiya. It really is an amazing sight to behold. Although the museum is not very big, it was very educational, and I learnt some new things about how to appreciate bonsai plants and now I realised that there is so... More

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Considering the size of this museum, I was shocked how much there was to see. (Though I guess I shouldn't have been, considering that is the art of bonsai.) The first portion of the museum was devoted to signs and pictures explaining the art of bonsai, what to look for in a perfect bonsai and other history of the art.... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This new museum housing some important bonsai artworks is well worth a visit if in Omiya. A lot of money was spent by the city to procure the exhibition trees and to build this state of the art museum. It is impeccably neat and tidy. The displays give one a good understanding of the art of displaying bonsai. These displays... More

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Outside of Toyko(Omiya-Koen Station), there is a lovely museum dedicated to bonsai trees/plants. The inner portion of the museum has some lovely grand scale bonsai. There is information on the history on bonsai, how it is grown, and how it is judged to be of quality. I was glad the placards were in Japanese and English(many museums in Japan are... More

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Jena, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a nice view to Japanes Art of Bonsai. Much information on history and styles og Bonsai, Good open-ait exhibition.

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Melbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This very specialist museum is a treasure for bonsai enthusiasts, or those who simply wish to find out what it is all about. The indoor areas have beautiful displays of various bonsai forms, with well presented information in English. Our friendly guide gave us clear explanations about the bonsai specimens on display in traditional alcoves. The outside area is compact,... More

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