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We were staying with friends in Saitma, who had never visited the Omiya Bonsai art Museum and even they were impressed.
This attraction was one of the cheapest we visited in Japan and also one of our favourites. Unlike other Japanese attractions they provide you...More
The grand entrance showcases a beautiful pin flowered bonsai that does not look real...but is the real deal. That's how amazing it is. Unfortunately many of the key exhibit areas both indoors and outdoors prohibit photography. But the do allow it at a small section...More
Our family of five were there from Hawaii on Friday, May 25, 2018, and we enjoyed viewing the great collection of bonsai. We also walked around the neighborhood of the museum, and enjoyed a few of the private collections.
Everyone there were friendly and informative....More
We got to see a great collection of Bonsai and it is a must visit if you like Bonsai art. Photos are prohibited in some areas of the museum. Students do get a discount on the entry ticket.
In the neighbourhood of the museum, there...More
Before visiting this was just a named place and we hadn't expected any more than possibly a 'nursery' with some Bonsai display
What we got was a full blown, professional, modern museum kept in pristine condition, looked like it had opened yesterday
OK, so they...More
This is a good starting point to appreiciating Bonsai, as it will tell you how to appreciate and look at bonsai as well as its history and how it has developed over many centuries in Japan. Although there are exhibits that you are not allowed...More
This museum tells you all about the different forms of bonsai, how to view bonsai, and the history of bonsai. Inside the museum, there are seasonal examples of bonsai so, being autumn, there were maples, crab apples and other trees at their best in autumn....More
Omiya is really just in the suburbs. Which train line you take depends on where in Tokyo you are staying. From tokyo station you can take the Utsunomiya Line 各停 towards Utsunomiya. It is just a 10 minute walk from the... More
Omiya is really just in the suburbs. Which train line you take depends on where in Tokyo you are staying. From tokyo station you can take the Utsunomiya Line 各停 towards Utsunomiya. It is just a 10 minute walk from the station once you arrive.