Hands-on Bonsai Experience in Bonsai Mecca near Tokyo

合計時間 : 2.5 hours

What to expect

There is no better place in the world to engage in bonsai-related activities than in this Bonsai-cho, literary translated as "town of bonsai." Bonsai-cho, located about a 30 minutes train ride from central Tokyo, was established around 100 years ago by a group of bonsai gardeners after the Great Kanto Earthquake. The area is surrounded by greenery and is home to 5 long-established bonsai gardens. Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, exhibiting some of the world's best bonsai pieces, is also in walking distance.

Bonsai is the traditional Japanese art of creating miniature natural landscapes in containers using tree branches, which is increasingly gaining worldwide recognition. Learn in depth about bonsai from a dedicated guide and get a hands-on experience. During this 2.5-hour session, you get to try some of the most important techniques for maintaining bonsai such as pruning at a cozy cafe, not to mention treat your eyes with hundreds of top-quality bonsai pieces coupled with extensive commentary by the guide at prominent bonsai nurseries. Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to know what bonsai is all about, or a bonsai enthusiast who aims to further your knowledge and skills, you are sure to love this experience!!

I'm a bonsai and ikebana (flower arrangement) specialist based in Bonsai-cho, Saitama. Growing up, I was always surrounded by trees and flowers as I was born into a family with a bonsai farm that dates back to my great-grandfather. Even after graduating from school, plants have always been part of my professional and personal life: obtaining an ikebana instructor license, doing my internship in the US flower industry, and working at a flower import company. Today, while helping my family's bonsai farm, I strive to preserve the traditional art of bonsai and promote my hometown to the world.

Additional info

・Please come with weather appropriate clothing (hat, coat, etc.) and shoes suitable for walking.
・Large baggage such as backpacks is not allowed in the bonsai garden. Please store it in the coin-operated lockers at the station. ・The trees used during the experience cannot be taken home.
・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.

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¥4,752