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“Lovely bonsai in a beautiful neighborhood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
Ranked #4 of 107 things to do in Saitama
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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“Lovely bonsai in a beautiful neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 not). Located outside area with a large terrace and bonsai as well. You are not allowed to photograph most of the plants. There is a really nice small gift shop. The surrounding areas has some bonsai nurseries and there you can purchase bonsai in a variety of prices(1,200 yen on up to 30,000 yen). I would bring friends here who love gardening and plants.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a nice view to Japanes Art of Bonsai. Much information on history and styles og Bonsai, Good open-ait exhibition.

Visited August 2012
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“A beautiful little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

This very specialist museum is a treasure for bonsai enthusiasts, or those who simply wish to find out what it is all about. The indoor areas have beautiful displays of various bonsai forms, with well presented information in English. Our friendly guide gave us clear explanations about the bonsai specimens on display in traditional alcoves. The outside area is compact, with numerous bonsai "works of art", some may be photographed.
The museum website lists each of the catalogued bonsai, and indicates those bonsai which are currently on display. I was pleased to find the bonsai that I had seen in April, and what they looked like at other seasons. The museum is in an area of Omiya which has many bonsai nurseries nearby - so well worth a visit. See the website for details.

Visited April 2012
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