Industrial Tourism in Japan
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, which lies adjacent to the renowned Omiya Bonsai Village, aims, through its activities, to promote the culture of bonsai−designated as a traditional industry of Saitama City− both locally and internationally. This is achieved through the display of masterpieces and outstanding works with the collection of the former Takagi Bonsai Museum of Art forming the nucleus, as well as bonsai pots, stones of appreciation generally referred to as Suiseki, and paintings including Ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicting bonsai. The museum’s activities also entail the systematic collection and publishing of documents related to the history and folklore of bonsai.
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama
2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita Ward, Saitama City, Saitama, 331-0804 Japan
5 minutes walk from Toro station of JR-Utsunomiya line.
10 minutes walk from Omiya-koen station of Tobu-Noda Line.
Take about 6km from Shintoshin-Nishi JCT on Shuto Expressway.
Take about 9km from Iwatsuki I.C. on Tohoku Expressway.
Parking is provided for 44 cars, 2 hours free parking.
Adult/300 yen (200 yen), High school/ university students, seniors (over 65-year-old) /150 yen (100 yen), Elementary School and Junior High School student /100 yen ( 50 yen)
*Figures in parentheses are individual fees for groups of 20 or more visitors.
|Working days and hours||9 am to 4:30 pm (from March to October) / 9 am to 4 pm (from November to February).|
|Closings||Thursday, except National Holiday, the New Year's holiday, and the term due to preparations.|
|Time required for a tour||1hour|
|Other conditions||Admission is half price for a person with a disability certificate and accompanying person.|