On the way to Bonsai village

by Hiroyuki

An approach path to Omiya Hikawa Shrine

On the way to Bonsai village

The name of place, Omiya literally means a great shrine, which derives from Omiya Hikawa Shrine. It takes about 15 minutes from JR Omiya station to the approach path of the shrine. Along the appoach path, as you walk to the north, you are reaching the sacred area. After a visit to the shrine, through Omiya Park, you are to walk into the quiet residential area, nearby Bonsai village. Bonsai village was originally located in Tokyo. After the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, the group of growers of Bonsai moved to the current Bonsai village in the Omiya district from the devastated capital to seek clean water and air. In my tour, Bonsai village & neighboring optional tour, you feel relaxed while walking on the route. Why don't you join me?

A street in Bonsai village

On the way to Bonsai village

01 Aug 2017

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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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