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Omiya Bonsai Artwork Museum – Meals Sake Tokyo

Fabulous afternoon on the Omiya Bonsai Museum. Situated a brief stroll from Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya line. From Tokyo Station it was solely about 35 minutes. We have been extremely lucky that our go to coincided with a 30-minute tour. Our information, Harry Turton, from the UK, taught us a lot about bonsai, the way it’s introduced, the best way to respect it, and the historical past. I respect a lot extra of bonsai after our guided lecture. Arigato, Turton sensei!

I imagine the excursions are Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:00 p.m.

Azalea bonsai

We additionally beloved exploring the backyard and taking within the many bonsai, some as outdated as 500 years and even one that’s estimated to be 1,000 years outdated. Mindblowing.

Close to the museum is the Bonsai Village. Residents open up their yards to guests. To affix the village residents should have no less than ten bonsai, stay in houses two tales on the most, to offer daylight to the bonsai, and be prepared to open their gates to guests.

We stopped by one to see a pal of ours, Kanta Hirota san, at his household’s backyard. There may be lots of of bonsai on his property, many on the market.

I look ahead to going again when I’ve extra time. On the museum the present exhibition is on satsuki azalea bonsai. It might be enjoyable to see different bonsai within the bonsai village.

Hikawa Shrine is 2,000 years outdated.

Omiya is a significant commuter metropolis north of Tokyo. It was lately voted the quantity two well-liked metropolis to stay in close to Tokyo, primary was Yokohama. In the event you do take the quick prepare experience to Omiya I additionally extremely suggest visiting Hikawa Shrine, which dates again 2,000 years. A beautiful shrine with a giant backyard. 

Omiya Bonsai Artwork Museum


Word that it’s closed Thursdays.

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