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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 37 Attractions in Saitama
Type: Art Museums
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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48 helpful votes 48 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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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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