Omiya Bonsai village is now recognized as the sacred ground of Bonsai and many Bonsai lovers visit this village. Bonsai museum in this village is the best place to learn all about Bonsai such as its history, how to grow and care Bonsai. Another Bonsai museum Shunkaen Bonsai museum in traditional setting, with tea ceremony rooms overlooking colored carps in the pond.
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Toro station of JR Utsunomiya line
Omiya Bonsai village & Bonsai museum are best place to know all about what Bonsai is.
Shunkaen Bonsai museum created by world famous Bonsai artist Kunio Kobayashi, the owner, designer and curator of the museum. You can learn how to make a Bonsai.
Koiwa station of JR Sobu line
Bonsai refers to small plants and tree planted in various kind of pots. People create the images of the wold of nature into a small world and appreciate it. Pine trees are typical material used. Even if it is a small pine of ony 30 cm, people appreciate it by looking at the branches.
In 1925, Bonsai village as an autonomous community was formed and in 1935 when the village reached at the height of its prosperity, there were about 30 Bonsai gardens in the area. Bonsai village is now recognized as the sacred ground of Bonsai gardens in the area. Bonsai museum in this village is the best place to learn all about Bonsai such as its history, how to grow and care Bonsai, tools and other required materials for Bonsai. There are 40 to 50 Bonsai trees in the garden all year around and visitors can enjoy 360 degree panoramic view and birds-eye views form the second floor of main building.
Shunkaen Bonsai Museum, where Bonsai enthusiasts from all over the world come to see world class Bonsai in a traditional setting, with tea ceremony rooms overlooking a colored carp pond. Inside the traditional Sukiya-style museum building, there are 15 various alcove display spaces in which seasonal Bonsai displays are created by the world famous Bonsai artist Kunio Kobyashi, the owner, designer and curator of the museum. You can learn about the difference between gardening and Bonsai as well as some other basic techniques to create a tree. Bonsai lesson designed for those who have no experience and wish to learn how to make a Bonsai.
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* Transportation fee (Rail ways) ￥1,460/person
* Entrance fee (museums) ￥1,100/person
Omiya Bonsai museum
Open: March to October 9:00~16:30 (Last entry 16:00)
November to February 9:00~16:00 (Last entry 15:30)
Close: Every Thursday (If Thursday falls on national holiday, it is open)
Year end and New Year days
Entry fee: ￥300
Shunkaen Bonasai Museum
Open : 10:00~17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Close : Every Monday (If Monday falls on national holiday, it is open)
December 28~January 2
Entry fee: ￥800/person
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