The world’s first publicly run museum dedicated to bonsai near Saitama’s Omiya Bonsai Village. It was opened in 2010 and is home to approximately 120 bonsai. The museum has a superb interior section which explains the different styles of bonsai, as well as the points that the experts look for in the trees when judging their beauty. Photography is prohibited in most areas of the museum, but there is section outside with 10 or so bonsai where pictures are allowed.
LocationOmiya Bonsai Art Museum, 2 Chome-24-3 Torocho, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0804
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The museum is about a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Toro Station on the Shonan-Shinjuku Line.
9:00-16:30 March-October. 9:00-16:00 November-February. Closed on Thursday unless a national holiday.
Adults ¥310 with discounts for students and children