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Omiya Bonsai Village

267-1 Bonsaicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 331-0805, Saitama Prefecture
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A little oasis of tranquility near to Tokyo

Visited recently with my husband who is a Bonsai enthusiast - even though I am not, I thoroughly... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Helen B
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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 2, 2018
weboflifeDelhi
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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 nurseries display their finest creations against a backdrop of spring flowers.
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267-1 Bonsaicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 331-0805, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 26 April 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

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Reviewed 2 March 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

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Reviewed 17 November 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

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Reviewed 10 July 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

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Reviewed 25 June 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!

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Reviewed 8 June 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.

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Reviewed 5 June 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

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 18 February 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

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Reviewed 1 December 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

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Reviewed 7 May 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.

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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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