Omiya Bonsai Village Tour from Tokyo

Take pleasure in a Bonsai tour in Omiya, well known as the hometown of Bonsai! Experience Japanese Bonsai culture and get a touch of how Bonsai works.

Regular:
8:30AM Hotel pick up
9:30AM Arrive at Toro station
9:45AM-11:00AM Omiya Bonsai Museum
11:00AM – 12:30PM Bonsai village
12:30PM Drop off at Omiya Park Station or Toro Station.
For people who want to stroll around the Bonsai village a little longer will end the tour there.

Underground Discharge Channel viewing option:
Morning: Same as the Sample Itinerary.
12:30 ~1:20 PM Lunch~Visit the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (3-4PM)~ 6:00 PM Arrive at hotel in Tokyo

Bonsai Master’s Home Visit option:
You can choose this option if you would like to hear personal stories from Bonsai craftsmen and Masters in Japan, and have the opportunity to ask various questions.
10:00 AM Go to the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ~Omiya Bonsai Village Walking~ Visit to Bonsai Master’s Home 4:00 PM Tour ends at Toro Station
* Duration: 4 to 10 hours
* Starts: Marunouchi, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Take pleasure in a Bonsai tour in Omiya, well known as the hometown of Bonsai! Experience Japanese Bonsai culture and get a touch of how Bonsai works.

Regular:
8:30AM Hotel pick up
9:30AM Arrive at Toro station
9:45AM-11:00AM Omiya Bonsai Museum
11:00AM – 12:30PM Bonsai village
12:30PM Drop off at Omiya Park Station or Toro Station.
For people who want to stroll around the Bonsai village a little longer will end the tour there.

Underground Discharge Channel viewing option:
Morning: Same as the Sample Itinerary.
12:30 ~1:20 PM Lunch~Visit the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (3-4PM)~ 6:00 PM Arrive at hotel in Tokyo

Bonsai Master’s Home Visit option:
You can choose this option if you would like to hear personal stories from Bonsai craftsmen and Masters in Japan, and have the opportunity to ask various questions.
10:00 AM Go to the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum ~Omiya Bonsai Village Walking~ Visit to Bonsai Master’s Home 4:00 PM Tour ends at Toro Station

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Saitama, 2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0804 Saitama Prefecture

Omiya Bonsai Museum is the first public Bonsai art museum that opened in the world. This museum is located in close proximity to the famous Omiya Bonsai Village. Here, you are able to view a collection of Bonsai treasures such as Bonsai pots, water stones, and ukiyo-e paintings in depicting beautiful Bonsai trees. The museum collects and publishes various artworks portraying Bonsai, as well as seasonal Bonsai trees, pottery, and other historical materials and visual culture. In addition to its impressive collection galleries, the museum also has bonsai gardens on display with 40 to 50 Bonsai trees. There are scenic spots where you can look at Bonsai trees in a 360-degree view from all directions, and observe the differences between the front and the back. Moreover, there is an exceptional Bonsai terrace on the 2nd floor of the main building, where you can enjoy a higher view of the Bonsai garden and take wonderful pictures.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Omiya Bonsai Village, 267-1 Bonsaicho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0805 Saitama Prefecture

Omiya Bonsai Village is a neighbourhood located in Saitama prefecture. This area has long been a top destination for many Bonsai enthusiasts not only in Japan but also around the world. In the past, many gardeners who created and took care of gardens such as the Daimyo Yashiki were living in Tokyo. Soon afterwards, gardeners specialising in Bonsai growing were also born. After the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923) many of these gardeners moved away from Tokyo in search of suitable land and soil for Bonsai cultivation. A community of Bonsai gardeners in Omiya Bonsai Village assembled. Till this day, this Bonsai village is known as the sacred and prestigious place of Bonsai cultivation. At the peak of its cultivation in 1935, there were about thirty Bonsai gardens, but now there are only five gardens. The community of exceptional Bonsai growers in Omiya Bonsai Village are committed to keep the Bonsai culture alive. Here, you can experience these five Bonsai gardens, each handling a specialized Bonsai. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Metropolitan Outer Area Underground Discharge Channel, 720 Kamikanasaki, Kasukabe 344-0111 Saitama Prefecture

Only on Wednesdays and Fridays – visit the enormous underground water storage tank and drainage canal in Saitama. It resembles an “underground temple” and has been used in various movie scenes as it has a majestic and mystic aura.

Duration: 1 hour