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Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804, Saitama Prefecture
+81 48-780-2091
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Informative and beautiful

This gorgeous little place is a five minute walk from the east exit of Toro station, which is just... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Queensland, Australia
The largest bonsai

This is a beautiful place. If you are a tourist, you have to find how to get there.You can use... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Mark T
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2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804, Saitama Prefecture
+81 48-780-2091
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

This gorgeous little place is a five minute walk from the east exit of Toro station, which is just over half an hour from Tokyo on the train. The staff at the front desk speak little English and provided us with a guide written in...More

1  Thank MissMoet
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a beautiful place. If you are a tourist, you have to find how to get there.You can use either JR lines or Noda line.Then you have to walk.I was not sure if there was any English speaker.But most of the description of bonsai...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 June 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.

Thank Kana S
Reviewed 28 April 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.

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 17 April 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...More

Thank willswitchengage
Reviewed 12 April 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...More

Thank wdcwrldtrvlr
Reviewed 27 December 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...More

1  Thank Lai M
Reviewed 1 December 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...More

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 13 November 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...More

3  Thank Stardock
Reviewed 8 October 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...More

Thank Jean-marc G
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Lawrence L
27 May 2017|
Response from Dianne B | Reviewed this property |
Omiya is a major train station so most trains will go through there I used the blue line
Lawrence L
27 May 2017|
Response from DBM1 | Reviewed this property |
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