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Address: 267-1 Bonsaicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 331-0805, Saitama Prefecture
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09:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Wed 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Loosely clustered into the "bonsai village," 15 bonsai nurseries...

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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Nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Visited early March, 2015. I'm not a Bonsai fanatic, but the Museum was pretty and nice (no photos allowed except for the lobby and designated small area in the garden), so were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 March 2015
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Dunoon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 hour with JR. pass. We got a map from the Bonsai museum and spent a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

We took the train from Akinhabara station to Toro Station in Omiya, about a 45 minutes ride. Omiya is the Bonsai Village of Japan and gives a feeling of a village rather than a town. After a 10 minute walk we arrived at the "Bonsai Museum", a small museum with a beautiful garden showing off trees of over 100 years... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We booked a tour of Masahiko Kimura's garden through Yoshihiro Nakamizu. Yoshi arranged to meet us at JR line's Toro station in Saitama. After visiting Kimura's garden, we had lunch at Bonsai Restaurant Omiya. Omiya Bonsai Village has five bonsai gardens and a museum featuring bonsai trees. Each bonsai garden is different. Before arriving at Omiya Bonsai Village, I didn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Visited early March, 2015. I'm not a Bonsai fanatic, but the Museum was pretty and nice (no photos allowed except for the lobby and designated small area in the garden), so were couple of Bonsai shops in the village which I've check out (unfortunately only 5 remaining in town in contrast to some 30 before WW2). Omiya is a town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We visited the Omiya Bonsai Village in early February 2015 and found it exquisite. To see so many amazing bonsai in one area was incredible. We also visited the Bonsai Museum which was fantastic. We had lunch at the Bonsai Restaurant in Omiya and the food was beautiful. We would thoroughly recommend doing a tour with Mr Yoshihiro Nakamizu of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

Located in Omiya Toro is the Bonsai Museum (closed Thursdays) and 4 Bonsai nurseries within 5 - 15 min walk which display hundreds of amazing Bonsais. Phantastic ! If you are coming from Ueno JR station take the Utzunomiya JR line which starts in Ueno and leave the train one station after Omiya: called Toro. Well worth a visit not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

The museum is very nice. There's a lot of different bonsai. You can also buy a bonsai there. We bought one japanese juniper bonsai and he's still really happy :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

A friend of mine is a keen bonsai person and he mentioned this village before I left on my trip to Tokyo. It is about 40 min from Tokyo. I went by train from Ikebukuro to Akabane then took a train to Toro. The Bonsai museum is a short walk to the station. Some of the nurseries are not far... More 

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