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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
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Amazing place

If you are interested in Bonsai, you should definitely visit here. If you are not interested in Bonsai not so much, you also should visit here. It will be good experience. Many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Bonsai, you should definitely visit here. If you are not interested in Bonsai not so much, you also should visit here. It will be good experience. Many kinds of Bonsai is amazing. Also the garden is beautiful.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Museum provides an overview of how Bonsai is cultivated along with a number of Bonsai plants. The interior of the Museum has history and technical notes while the garden has the plants themselves, some quite large and quite old.

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Thank Allan C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Bonsai heaven. The museum is located near to a railway station in a beautiful Tokyo suburb, and is surrounded by numerous other (free) bonsai gardens. The museum is well presented, if not quite busy and lacking as much information as I'd like. Take a couple of hours out from your day and immerse yourself in Omiya's bonsai gardens.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The bonsai museum opened in 2010 and contains an impressive collection of plants, displayed both indoors and outside in the gardens. The staff are very welcoming and speak English. Signage and descriptions are also in English, so you really gain a nice introduction to bonsai plants, structures and techniques. The museum is about a 15 minute walk from Omiya-koen station.... More 

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Muntinlupa City, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Here you will learn to appreciate the beauty of Bonsai. There is a part were you can take souvenir shots of beautiful bonsai and an area were taking photos are prohibited. The Bonsai on display were all breathingly beautiful! You may sit and meditate if you have the time. And shop at a near by tools-supply store.

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Thank Lai M
Dunoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A beautiful museum dedicated to bonsai, it's history and place in Japanese culture. So many wonderful bonsai, some hundreds of years old, have been lovingly nurtured and trained by generations of master bonsai artists. They are set out simply and respectfully, each in its own space, for our appreciation. So much to enjoy!

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Essex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Took a train out to Saitama from Shinjuku easily and with very little cost to see the Omiya Museum. Well worth it if you like your Bonsai: Some truly fantastic specimens, hundreds of years work for your viewing pleasure. Quite a small place but very informative. Can easily be completed inside of a couple hours if you're in a hurry... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

In a quiet isolated place, magic bonsai place , limited choice at the bonsai shop, amazing outdoor garden with amazing collection,unfortunately cannot take pictures of every tree and rurung the week cannot t have tea degustation , what is weird for a such place. Bonsai lover take half day to see it

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The museum is in a village not too far from Tokyo. There are at least 2 train lines that reach the village. We went over with one and come back with a second one, so we had an excuse to across the whole village. The museum is great, a lot of old bonsai and they have a audio guide that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The whole Bonsai Village surrounding the Museum is amazing, but the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum is really spectacular. Admission was not expensive, and the display is truley amazing. You start in the interior gallery, with little roomed areas showing seasonal bonsai display, then at your own pace move into the outside garden. I have only been once, yet I intend... More 

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