Omiya Bonsai Village

Omiya Bonsai Village, Saitama

Omiya Bonsai Village
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Neighborhoods • Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Omiya Bonsai Village is an area encompassing 6 Bonsai gardens, located in the north of Tokyo, accessible within 30 minutes by train. Known as the mecca of bonsai, Omiya Bonsai Village is visited by numerous bonsai lovers not only from all over Japan but also all over the world. Omiya Bonsai Village was formed around 1925 by bonsai gardeners who moved from Tokyo due to the damage caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Today, there are 6 bonsai gardens in Omiya Bonsai Village. You may discover the distinctive characteristics of each bonsai gardener by browsing their collections and elaborate works. *Mansei-en: Moved to Omiya in 1925, *Kyuka-en: Since 1929, *Toju-en: Since 1931, *Fuyo-en: Since 1939, *Seikou-en: Moved to Omiya in 1943, *Shosetsu-en: Since 1977. Come and explore the magical beauty of bonsai in Omiya Bonsai Village!
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Lancashire134 contributions
Lovely quiet suburb
Nov 2019
A relaxing mid morning walk in this tranquil setting. Even with the map from the Bonsai Art Museum and my Google Map we managed to walk past 2 gardens/nurseries without realising it. Good news is that’s a reason to return.
Written December 22, 2019
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Joel S
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A little piece of paradise
Oct 2019 • Couples
Visiting Saitama was an incredible experience made better by swinging by the Bonsai Museum. Mind blowing collection of trees and history in a quiet and calming location. Could have easily spent the whole day there sitting and enjoying the ambiance.
Written November 3, 2019
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ECJ1968
Melbourne, Australia187 contributions
A bit of a walk
Oct 2019 • Family
After visiting the Bonsai Art Museum, the challenge was to find our way around the village area looking for the gardens/nurseries. We visited 4 and 3 of them were spectacular. The displays were amazing but there is no way I would be able to afford getting into bonsais in Japan. 6500¥ for a small potted bonsai 30cm tall!
Written October 4, 2019
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SAIBON287
Tokyo, Japan2 contributions
Bonsai Museum and a nice local café nearby
Jul 2019
I visited Omiya Bonsai village to take bonsai lessons at one of nurseries near the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, which I have been to before and is quite a nice little museum. You can see traditional quality bonsai trees and learn how to appreciate and decorate with them in Japanese traditional rooms. After my bonsai lesson, on the way back to the Toro station of JR, I happened to drop in a small local café named “Café and ...” (near Bonsai Restaurant Omiya) for lunch.
I found that the café was quite nice and cozy. I had the Japanese-style lunch set and coffee, which were very good. The café owner, who was a lady and could speak English, was very friendly and I enjoyed the meal very much. They serve Japanese style noodle (Udon) and Japanese green tea as well. It should be nice to take a short break or lunch at the “Café and ...” after visiting the Bonsai Museum and some nurseries nearby.
Written September 5, 2019
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kaz L
Saitama, Japan92 contributions
Beloved town walking
Mar 2019
Walk8ng from JR Toro Station or Oriya Hikawa Shrine is a beloved walking corse for the locals and people who like Bonsai. To Bonsai Village, from both starting points it takes 10 minutes or less from Toro Station. There is a Bonsai museums with the garden. People who are not familiar, it might be worth to visit there. Some Bonsai shop, nursery’s are opened for the public, so are only for the potential patrons. Be careful in the shop, if you damaged it will cost you several 10 thousands dollars, be carful with your backpacks. In the center of the village there is a rest house which is typical old Japanese house with tea room. admission is free, you will find a toilet.
Written August 31, 2019
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359anthony
Mumbai, India508 contributions
A uniquely Japanese experience
May 2019 • Family
Whether you have a green thumb or not, whether you are knowledgeable about this ancient art or not, a trip to Omiya Bonsai Village is truly a memorable and wonderful attraction that must form part of any Japanese holiday. We spent a half day exploring and admiring the various bonsai nurseries and the elegant houses that all have their own little manicured gardens with, what else - bonsai trees !
The village also boasts of a typical Japanese house that offers free entry to tourists. This house is called a 'free spot' and one can relax here and even use their wi-fi, free of charge.
Written May 27, 2019
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Helen B
Ayr, UK23 contributions
A little oasis of tranquility near to Tokyo
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 a lovely town to walk round.
Written April 25, 2018
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weboflifeDelhi
Delhi58 contributions
A lovely place for a day visit if you are interested in Bonsai
Apr 2017
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 from Tokyo. The village is at a very short walking distance from the station where you get down. You can walk through the village and see bonsai in homes, nurseries and an excellent museums. There are small restaurants in the village where you can have lunch. It is possible to return to Tokyo by around 5 pm
Written March 1, 2018
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Selsy
New Zealand7,645 contributions
Lovely area to walk
Nov 2017 • Solo
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 liked Fuyo-En the best. Their trees were neatly laid out so it was easy to walk around and see them. They also had quite a nice variety of bonsai including a lot of fruit trees. I loved seeing lemons, persimmons, quinces and crab apples as bonsai.
Written November 17, 2017
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revett2016
Santa Rosa, CA519 contributions
Scenic stroll
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 some spectacular bonsai samples (could not photograph). Many more diverse and varied samples than the museum.
Written July 10, 2017
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