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See 1000-Year-Old Bonsai at Omiya Art Museum

| Museum , Ikebana

You might have been captivated by the beauty and delicacy of the art of bonsai cultivation—and similarly, aghast and bewildered by the cost of a single tree.

At the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, the world's first bonsai museum in the world, you can see over 70 different bonsai masterpieces on display. The featured bonsai plants are changed out to match the season. The museum even boasts trees over 500 and 1,000 years old. From forests to dragons, each masterpiece is sculpted to perfection to embody different meanings the same as traditional paintings.

Entry is ¥300 for adults, ¥150 for high school and college students as well as senior citizens, and ¥100 for elementary and middle school students. English brochures and audio guides (for an extra fee) are available.

Location: 2 Chome-24-3 Torocho, Kita Ward, Saitama, 331-0804

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