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Omiya Bonsai Village

267-1 Bonsaicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 331-0805, Saitama Prefecture
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Lovely area to walk

This is a quiet suburban area of Tokyo, where there are several bonsai growers. It's a nice area to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Zealand
Scenic stroll

Since this was not the festival season, many of the village gardens are not open to the public but... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Santa Rosa, California
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
267-1 Bonsaicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama 331-0805, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Selsy
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

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 24 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!

Thank Thundergirl990
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.

Thank NPR1973
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
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

Thank Avy19
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

3  Thank Bronwyn H
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.

1  Thank anuritu
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...More

3  Thank Jansje S
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...More

4  Thank forensicsgirl
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Suze H
2 June 2015|
Response from anuritu | Reviewed this property |
Late October/Early November it could be even prettier. In any case the exhibition is just too magnificient for you to bother about weather...