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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
Phone Number: +81 48-780-2091
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Lai M
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Muntinlupa City, Rizal, Philippines
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Muntinlupa City, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 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.

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Dunoon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 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!

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Essex, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Took a train out to Saitama from Shinjuku easily and with very little cost to see the Omiya Museum. Well worth it if you like your Bonsai: Some truly fantastic specimens, hundreds of years work for your viewing pleasure. Quite a small place but very informative. Can easily be completed inside of a couple hours if you're in a hurry... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

In a quiet isolated place, magic bonsai place , limited choice at the bonsai shop, amazing outdoor garden with amazing collection,unfortunately cannot take pictures of every tree and rurung the week cannot t have tea degustation , what is weird for a such place. Bonsai lover take half day to see it

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Naas, Ireland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The museum is in a village not too far from Tokyo. There are at least 2 train lines that reach the village. We went over with one and come back with a second one, so we had an excuse to across the whole village. The museum is great, a lot of old bonsai and they have a audio guide that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The whole Bonsai Village surrounding the Museum is amazing, but the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is really spectacular. Admission was not expensive, and the display is truley amazing. You start in the interior gallery, with little roomed areas showing seasonal bonsai display, then at your own pace move into the outside garden. I have only been once, yet I intend... More 

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Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum is enough for everyone - the novice can be educated by the simple introductory exhibition that finishes with three different room styles that utilize bonsai displays, the expert can be absorbed in the many and varied mature specimens in the central garden and kids can be occupied in a separate activity room . Good points 1. Modern simple... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We travelled there with one person very interested in bonsai trees, two lukewarm and one not interested at all. Turns out that everyone enjoyed the experience. The museum had a good explanation (in both Japanese and English) of bonsai tree basics along with some great specimens both inside and outdoors. Some parts don't allow photographs. We also enjoyed walking a... More 

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Thank Janet-with-kids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were lucky to be in the village during the Bonsai festival. The Art Museum was a must do. Fantastic for anyone who appreciates the beauty and art of Bonsai, expert or casual admirer. Staff were very helpful, an English audio guide is available. The museum contains some amazing bonsai in the garden and on display inside. Very interesting displays... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is undoubtedly the finest collection of Bonsai in the world. And the english audio guide is very informative and instructive. A must for any one who enjoys the beauty of natural wonders....

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