Private Tour - The BONSAI tour

Visit the holy ground of bonsai trees; Omiya Bonsai Village

Time and effort is put into creating bonsai trees: an old Japanese art form of creating little trees in a container that mimic the shape and scale of large trees. When you look up through the small branches of the bonsai tree, you feel as if you have wandered into the forest.

In the past, only people who owned a large number of bonsai trees could live in Omiya Bonsai Village. There is a bonsai museum, bonsai gardens and also a number of people who cherish the art of bonsai who still live in this area.

On this tour your otomo tour guide will take you around the area on our recommended route and will translate conversations for you, so if you want to talk to the locals, fire away!
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Saitama, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Visit the holy ground of bonsai trees; Omiya Bonsai Village

Time and effort is put into creating bonsai trees: an old Japanese art form of creating little trees in a container that mimic the shape and scale of large trees. When you look up through the small branches of the bonsai tree, you feel as if you have wandered into the forest.

In the past, only people who owned a large number of bonsai trees could live in Omiya Bonsai Village. There is a bonsai museum, bonsai gardens and also a number of people who cherish the art of bonsai who still live in this area.

On this tour your otomo tour guide will take you around the area on our recommended route and will translate conversations for you, so if you want to talk to the locals, fire away!

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

Omiya Bonsai Art Museum: Visit the world’s first bonsai art museum and enjoy discovering bonsai trees from every angle.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Bonsai Restaurant Omiya, Japan, 〒331-0804 Saitama, Kita Ward, Torochō, 2-chōme−6−8 飯沼ビル

Bonsai Restaurant OMIYA: Try their Seasonal Bonsai Gozen Set! You can also purchase original bonsai related merchandise here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bonsai Nurseries, 2-chōme-285 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Mansei-en: See a world-famous bonsai tree in this bonsai nusery!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 大宮盆栽村 藤樹園, 247 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Toju-en: Enjoy walking through the rows of beautiful bonsai trees in this bonsai nusery.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 盆栽 清香園, 268 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Seiko-en: This bonsai nursery creates bonsai trees that meet the taste of a more modern crowd.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The House of the Four Seasons, 267-1 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Bonsai House of the Four Seasons: Take a break and relax on the tatami mats.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: 松濤園, 112-4 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 112-0011, Japan

Shoto-en: Purchse decorations to go with your bonsai tree and books about bonsai in this bonsai nursery.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fuyoen, 96 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Fuyo-en: This bonsai nursery nurtures bonsai trees that grow flowers and bear fruit.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: てしごと屋, 84-2 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Teshigotoya: This shop sells a traditional craft called tsumami zaiku, which is made using bits of Japanese cloth.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: アンティーク・リサイクルショップ 紗瑠布, 91-9 Bonsaichō, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0805, Japan

Sarufu: Purchase antiques and kimono to display with your bonsai trees in this shop!

Duration: 20 minutes