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Omiya Bonsai Village

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A lovely place for a day visit if you are interested in Bonsai

If you are interested in bonsai among everything else to discover and learn about in Japan... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
Lovely area to walk

This is a quiet suburban area of Tokyo, where there are several bonsai growers. It's a nice area to... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
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Loosely clustered into the "bonsai village," 15 bonsai nurseries lie within walking distance of one another in Omiya, each displaying its wares in an formal, open-air Japanese garden. In May, the village puts on a Bonsai festival, and all the...more
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267-1 Bonsaicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 331-0805, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Visited recently with my husband who is a Bonsai enthusiast - even though I am not, I thoroughly enjoyed our day ‘far from the madding crowd’. It was easy to reach by public transport and we found staff at the railway stations very helpful. It’s...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

If you are interested in bonsai among everything else to discover and learn about in Japan, visiting this bonsai village for a day is recommended. It is nice to do it on a weekend. It is a day trip by train and is very accessible...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

This is a quiet suburban area of Tokyo, where there are several bonsai growers. It's a nice area to walk around after visiting the Bonsai Art Museum. The bonsai growers gardens are open to the public and have a wide range of beautiful bonsai. I...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Selsy
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Since this was not the festival season, many of the village gardens are not open to the public but we did have a chance to just stroll down the streets to enjoy some lovely home bonsai displays. And we visited a working nursery which had...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

I loved this beautiful neighborhood and all of the bonsai to explore. We could see some traditional Japanese homes and even learned a bit about the art of bonsai. A wonderful afternoon!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

After going to the Bonsai Museum, we strolled through the village and went to 5 or 6 bonsai nurseries, absolutely incredible some of these Bonsai, highly recommend visiting.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank NPR1973
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Close by the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama lies the Bonsai Village, an area of residential properties with a handful of small bonsai nurseries dotted in between. These are open to the public, free of charge, and it is interesting to see the range...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day walking around the different bonsai homes. It is a lovely residential area, with lots of people walking their dogs and nice shops to check out. It's quiet, but if you love bonsai I definitely recommend it. There is also an...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed December 1, 2015

The day we visited was very quiet and sunny. The village doesn't seem to be advertised at all, especially to tourists generally. We found out about it through a friend. It is a little outside Tokyo city but easily accessed by Shinkansen in half an...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed May 7, 2015

The Omiya Bonsai Museum at Saitama is probably the greatest collection of Bonsai available for public viewing. The Audio commentary is simply worded and describes each plant in an easy to appreciate manner, even for the uninitiated. A must see in any visit to japan.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Suze H
June 1, 2015|
Response from anuritu | Reviewed this property |
Late October/Early November it could be even prettier. In any case the exhibition is just too magnificient for you to bother about weather...
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Jennifer S
Omiya Bonsai Village (7 Replies)
Anyone been here? My husband is a bonsai enthusiast and his bonsai club said he shouldn't leave Tokyo without visiting. We will be staying close to the Tokyo Dome on or about May 20-23, and have JR passes. Any suggestions with what to do or places to eat while in Omiya or Saitama? Thanks
May 02, 2015|
Response fromJennifer S|
What awesome information! Thank you so much!
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
Shunkaen Bonsai Museum vs Omiya Bonsai Village and Museum? (3 Replies)
Both these Bonsai Museums look good to me. If I have time for only one which would you recommend - and why? Or do the two places offer such different things that I should I try to visit both? If I am reading it correctly I can have a lesson myself in the art of Bonsai at the Shunkaen - but I also understand there is a beautiful garden at the Omiya! I will be in Japan in the Spring so I am really looking forward to Bonsai Sakura! I will be in Tokyo for three weeks so to do both...More
October 22, 2016|
Response fromYobeekool|
If in early Spring, I would recommend to visit Omiya, as the park has a nice Hikawa Shrine and 1,000 cherry blossom trees in Omiya Park next to it. It can be a bit noisy with festival stalls and people drunk having parties, but it's still an enjoyable place. Omiya Bonsai Village is also a rare occasion to see workshops of bonsai making them and selling them. You may also go to these sites by train from Omiya which are good places for cherry blossom viewing: Satte (Gongendo...More
Omiya bonsai village (9 Replies)
We will be in Tokyo for 3 days and is staying in Shinjuku. How far is omiya from Shinjuku and what is the best mode of transportation to get there? Is it worth the trip. Are there other places closer to shinjuku for bonssai supplies to buy such as pots and tools? Any info is appreciated!
February 11, 2012|
Response frombuttonville|
Given it is winter, is there much to see at this time? I understand they have some form of "side walk sale" on Saturdays and sundays, is this still true in february?