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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804, Saitama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 48-780-2091
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Saitama Prefecture  >  Saitama

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