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The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

[From January Issue 2015]


This is the world’s first public museum of bonsai art. Seasonal bonsai are exhibited inside the museum building and in the garden. Audio guide devices in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese are available to rent. Many workshops and themed exhibitions are organized here. Paintings to celebrate the New Year will be on display from December 13 to January 21, 2015. Around the museum, six bonsai gardens are located, where you can enjoy bonsai throughout the day.

Access: five minute walk from the east exit of Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line
Opening hours:
November – February: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
March – October: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission for the general public: 300 yen
Closed days: every Thursday and December 29 – January 3

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

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