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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Outside of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

    Outside of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

  • Bonsai garden

    Bonsai garden

  • Gathering and displaying a stunning collection of bonsai

    Gathering and displaying a stunning collection of bonsai

  • Goyoumatsu (Japanese white pine) “Seiryu”

    Goyoumatsu (Japanese white pine) “Seiryu”

  • Tatami room decoration, “Gyo no Ma”

    Tatami room decoration, “Gyo no Ma”

  • “Seikou-en,” a historic bonsai garden in Omiya Bonsai Village

    “Seikou-en,” a historic bonsai garden in Omiya Bonsai Village

Reviews

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  • 陳娜

    盆栽美術館
    真的很特別 很美
    很適合喜歡種植盆栽的來參觀

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Details

Name in Japanese
さいたま市大宮盆栽美術館
Postal Code
331-0804
Address
2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama City, Saitama
Telephone
048-780-2091
Admission
General admission 310 yen, high school/university students and 65 years or older 150 yen, elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
Closed
Thursdays (open on public holidays), year-end and New Year’s holidays, during exhibition changes (temporary closures possible)
Business Hours
Mar.-Oct.: 9:00am-4:30pm
Nov.-Feb.: 9:00am-4:00pm
*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)
Access
(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)