Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
Enjoy the World’s “Bonsai” at This Museum.
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The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama is the world’s first public bonsai museum, displaying famous and exceptional bonsai works. The museum also collects and publishes historical and folk materials related to bonsai, including pots for planting bonsai in, viewing stones often referred to as “suiseki,” and works of art such as ukiyo-e featuring bonsai.
Today the word “bonsai” has become so well-known that it is even listed in dictionaries for languages other than Japanese, including English, Spanish, and German. Omiya Bonsai Village (Bonsai-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama City) is adjacent to the museum, and it is known as a mecca for famous bonsai works, bringing in bonsai-loving visitors from across Japan and the entire world.
Bonsai is an art form that carves out a natural landscape within a pot, condensing the appearance of large trees like you might see outside into a small area. Relax and take in this different view of the world.
The world’s first public bonsai museum.
Gathers and displays a stunning bonsai collection.
Located adjacent to Omiya Bonsai Village, a mecca for bonsai.
Visited by bonsai lovers from around the world.
Bonsai is an art form that carves out a natural landscape within a pot.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama City, Saitama
- General admission 310 yen, high school/university students and 65 years or older 150 yen, elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
- Thursdays (open on public holidays), year-end and New Year’s holidays, during exhibition changes (temporary closures possible)
- Business Hours
*Last admission 30 min. before closing
- Parking Lot
- 39 standard parking spaces (free for up to 2 hours), 3 large bus spaces (880 yen), 2 handicapped spaces (free)
(1) About a 5-minute walk from the JR Utsunomiya Line’s Toro Station
(2) About a 10-minute walk from the Tobu Urban Park Line’s Omiya Koen Station
(3) About 6km by car from the Metropolitan Expressway Saitama Shintoshin Route’s Shintoshin-Nishi Interchange
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)