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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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Amazing Place and Plants

The grand entrance showcases a beautiful pin flowered bonsai that does not look real...but is the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
BertSG
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Singapore
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A Moving Experience at the Omiya Bonsai Museum

Our family of five were there from Hawaii on Friday, May 25, 2018, and we enjoyed viewing the great... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
kyyasuda
,
Aiea, Hawaii
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2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The grand entrance showcases a beautiful pin flowered bonsai that does not look real...but is the real deal. That's how amazing it is. Unfortunately many of the key exhibit areas both indoors and outdoors prohibit photography. But the do allow it at a small section...More

Thank BertSG
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Our family of five were there from Hawaii on Friday, May 25, 2018, and we enjoyed viewing the great collection of bonsai. We also walked around the neighborhood of the museum, and enjoyed a few of the private collections. Everyone there were friendly and informative....More

12  Thank kyyasuda
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We got to see a great collection of Bonsai and it is a must visit if you like Bonsai art. Photos are prohibited in some areas of the museum. Students do get a discount on the entry ticket. In the neighbourhood of the museum, there...More

Thank zapumal
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

My husband is the Bonsai enthusiast who thoroughly enjoyed his visit & found it an inspiration. I enjoyed the peace & tranquility of the garden.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Before visiting this was just a named place and we hadn't expected any more than possibly a 'nursery' with some Bonsai display What we got was a full blown, professional, modern museum kept in pristine condition, looked like it had opened yesterday OK, so they...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a good starting point to appreiciating Bonsai, as it will tell you how to appreciate and look at bonsai as well as its history and how it has developed over many centuries in Japan. Although there are exhibits that you are not allowed...More

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This museum tells you all about the different forms of bonsai, how to view bonsai, and the history of bonsai. Inside the museum, there are seasonal examples of bonsai so, being autumn, there were maples, crab apples and other trees at their best in autumn....More

Thank Selsy
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Take a half-day walk through this museum and the ajacent Bonsai village, and you learn how to appreciate its beauty

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a relaxing, slow paced tour and learned how to view bonsai from all angles. Many varieties on display. When a light shower popped up, they had large complimentary umbrellas.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great little museum that highlights bonsai. Started as a donated sample but blossomed into a small treasure trove of bonsai samples. A must see to get a historical perspective on this art form. Really some ancient and beautiful samples. Note you cannot take many pictures.

1  Thank revett2016
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Lawrence L
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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
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Lawrence L
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Response from David M | 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
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