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Bonsai (Living Art) & Railway Museum


Saitama
8 hours
up to 3 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

We visit the Bonsai Art Museum which has World famous masterpieces of Bonsai that are displayed in the gallery, Japanese reception rooms and a neat garden and then The Bonsai Village called "a mecca for lovers of Bonsai" where you can savor a moment of healing with the calm town scape and the beautiful Bonsai. However, at the Railway Museum, we get excited about the many latest Shinkan.

Itinerary

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  • You can appreciate many world famous Bonsai and traditional Japanese culture at the museum.
  • At Bonsai village, you can savor a moment of healing with the calm townscape and the Bonsai that have been raised at great care by artisans.
  • At the Railway Museum, you can see lots of trains ranging from steam locomotives to the newest ones, the largest rail way diorama in Japan,and train-driving simulators.

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What to Expect

You will feel refreshed and relaxed by viewing beautiful Bonsai trees at a quiet and peaceful area.
I will tell you how to appreciate Bonsai and traditional Japanese culture.
Bonsai should be viewed as a natural landscape.
You can create your own Bonsai world in your mind.
When you are appreciating Bonsai, your soul can roam in your own ideal nature. For example, an authentic Bonsai inspires you to visualize the scene in which you are standing or sitting under the tree and you might feel a pleasant breeze or a delightful morning sunshine. The museum has more than 100 pots of masterpieces, which are from 45- year-old ginko tree to 1000-year-old Yezo spruce and they select about 60 pots to display according to season. So you can see the most beautiful Bonsai trees there.

At the Railway Museum, we, even adults can get excited and eager to see many kinds of real Shinkansen running just in front of us through the big windows.
In addtion, they have lots of trains ranging from steam locomotives to the latest ones at a rolling stock station, the largest railway diorama in Japan and many train-driving simulators.
About lunch:
What kind of dish would you like to try?
You can have tasty soba, buckwheat noodles at a Japanese restaurant near Bonsai village and you can also have excellent Western dishes at a restaurant like a dining car in the Railway Museum.
Let's have a wonderful day with Michiko!

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel within 23 wards in Tokyo or JR Tokyo Station
Ending Point At your hotel within 23 wards in Tokyo or JR Tokyo Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee:¥10000
transportation fees for your guide:¥1647

What‘s not included

transportation fees for each guest:¥1647
entrance fees for each guest:¥1600 (¥300 for Bonsai Museum & ¥1300 for Railway Museum)
food and drink

Important

This tour is not available on Tuesdays and Thursdays

I don't work as a guide after 5 p.m.
I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members.

This tour is not available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 33 )
4.6 (33) Reviews
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Somsri Somsri United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ A wonderful ”

Michiko is a heart warming person. She is very attentive , kind and generous. She took us to all the places we requested. She is fun and knowledgeable. We were happy to have her as our guide.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review. It’s encouraged me a lot to carry out nice tours for future guests. I’m on the Shinkansen to go back home from the final route check in Hakone (near Mt. Fuji) for the tour expected the next week. Hakone has an amazing “onsen”, hot springs. Let’s go there next time!

Veronica Veronica United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Tries hard ”

Michiko tries very hard and does her homework to prepare for her tours. Her lunch suggestions were really great and we appreciated that very much.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review, Veronica. It will be my great motivation for future tours! I always do my best for my guests. I hope you all have refreshed yourselves at the magnificent views of waterfalls and architecture in Nikko and a sea breeze in a Japan’s old capital, Kamakura.

Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Lake Kawaguchiko / Kamakura-Hase ”

My husband and I spent two days with Michiko and had a wonderful time. Always so cheerful and full of energy, she took care of us in every way. Her knowledge of the Japanese culture made these tours the more interesting, as was her choice of lunch menu. Thank you Michiko, till we meet again.

MICHIKO:

It was nice talking with you. The Kamakura shogunate was the country's first "samurai" government established in the end of the 12th century. The town is surrounded by mountains and facing the Sagami-bay on the south.That's why the place is called "a natural fortress". I think Zen temples including Kenchoji which is well-known for its quiet simplicity and fortitude must have supported "samurai" who need extraordinary powers of concentration and decisiveness. I hope you have a good time in Japan!

Tony Tony United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ We had excellent day with Michiko ”

Michiko arrived ontime waiting for us at our hotel's lobby. It started out a light rainy day. This was the first day we were in Tokyo and Japan country. It's so different with how we live our lives in USA. So many people, so many trains and so many subways and buses. It's overwhelming, even I have been researching before my trip. Michiko gave us a good teaching how to use the train/subway system and the tickets, etc...winch we needed to purchase ticket for bullet train to Shin-Osaka on Nov-28th depart Tokyo to Osaka. By next day (yesterday), we were able to follow directions and catch our subways to couple places. Because we were not used to how Japanese live their lives, we were somewhat a little annoyed by various "rules", such as not supposed to eat and walk. Then when we walk in t... read more

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review. "There is nothing impossible to him who will try." -Alexander the Great "Experience is the teacher of all things." -Julius Caeser Let's enjoy our lives!

i-mei I-mei United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Perfect for me ”

Lovely day with sculptures, prints, gardens and a private music show! Thanks for the memories!

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review. I just enjoyed the tour with you. I think you have a special talent on art. I was surprised when you told the meaning of the Japanese dance. It was nice talking with you.

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