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The Omiya Bonsai Village ({~͑, Ōmiya Bonsaimura) in Saitama City is a tranquil neighborhood two train stations north of Omiya Station. Multiple bonsai nurseries and a superb bonsai art museum are situated along the district's peaceful paths. Private houses in the area typically have a collection of bonsai in their gardens.

The formation of this village dates back to 1925. Due to the adverse effects of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, bonsai nurseries and garden industry workers in central Tokyo had to look for an alternative location; they chose to relocate to Omiya because of the clean water, available land and favorable soil found here.

An excellent addition to the village in 2010 was the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, which educates visitors about the various aspects of bonsai. English audio guides and well written English descriptions explain clearly how to appreciate the art form and highlight key points to take note of. The museum also exhibits the various styles of bonsai and accompanying elements such as pots and stones.

About half a dozen bonsai nurseries are found across the village. They welcome walk-in visitors, but do not allow photograph taking. They have on sale their wide selections of bonsai as well as relevant gardening tools. Nursery owners are generally happy to answer questions and appreciate any interest shown in bonsai. The nurseries and bonsai museum are closed on Thursdays.

Getting there and around

The Omiya Bonsai Village is located between Omiya Koen Station (5 minutes, 150 yen one way from Omiya Station by Tobu Noda Line) and Toro Station (5 minutes, 150 yen one way from Omiya Station by JR Utsunomiya Line).

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Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

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Bonsai Nurseries

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