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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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Beautiful display of bonsai

Great little museum that highlights bonsai. Started as a donated sample but blossomed into a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Rosa, California
via mobile
Charming Collection

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum does an excellent job of displaying their bonsai in attractive ways... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Abbey B
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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 1 week ago 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.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum does an excellent job of displaying their bonsai in attractive ways. They have bonsai both inside and outside. Each tree has a description of the style and meaning of the tree's design. My favorite while I was there was a...More

Thank Abbey B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I've had a keen interest in Bonsai for many years and have a few myself at home. So when i planned my trip to Japan, I made sure coming here was a priority. It was about a 30 min train ride from Shinjuku station. and...More

Thank NPR1973
Reviewed 5 June 2017

As a bonsai enthusiast, this place was high on my list of places to visit in Tokyo, and it did not disappoint. There is a small display area explaining about bonsai, but the main attraction is the display of trees. The external display is split...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Any garden or bonsai enthusiast should visit to see the world's best examples of this living art It will leave you amazed

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This small museum is best reached by train as it is only a five minute walk from the nearest station. Admission is low but you absolutely get a huge return in terms of quality. There are a combination of indoor/outdoor exhibits so plan to go...More

Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I stopped at the Omiya Bonsai Museum as a side trip on my way to Kawagoe. The museum itself is small but very educational. The garden outside is currently under construction for the upcoming world Bonsai competition, but you are still able to see many...More

1  Thank Kali W
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

An easy one blue train ride from central Tokyo. A beautiful museum dedicated to Bonsai. They are displayed like fine art and deservedly so. Go on a sunny day and explore some of the various growers around the Bonsai Village. Wish I could have bought...More

Thank DBM1
Reviewed 3 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

Thank Mark T
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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