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Bonsai Autumn Leaves at Saitama


©︎The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum  

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Fall Colors at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture


©︎The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum


The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Saitama Prefecture is the world’s first publicly run museum dedicated to the art of bonsai. Located adjacent to the famous Omiya Bonsai Village, the museum houses more than 130 of Japan’s most famous bonsai, as well as bonsai pots and suiseki viewing stones. It also collects and exhibits bonsai-related ukiyo-e and historical and folklore materials. Bonsai shows various faces depending on the season. In autumn, the momiji (Japanese maple) and iwashide (Korean hornbeam) bonsai at the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum begin to change color. The changing colors of deciduous tree leaves amid evergreen trees such as pines make the bonsai garden a colorful mosaic pattern—a sight unique to this season. The best time to see the bonsai autumn foliage is before early December.


©︎The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum

How to get there


Take the JR Utsunomiya Line from Tokyo Station to Toro Station (about a 30-minute walk). The museum is about a 5-minute walk from the station. It is also about a 5-minute walk from Omiya-Koen Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line.


2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken


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