You will visit a place known as a Bonsai mecca among Bonsai lovers within Japan and the world, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum and the Omiya Bonsai village.The museum has precious masterpieces. The village consist of five Bonsai gardens raising its own unique Bonsai, tasteful paths where visitors can enjoy taking strolls and having a break at a traditional old Japanese house.
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This area is a serene oasis near Tokyo!
You will feel refreshed by beautiful natural plants.
Visitors come from in and out of Japan to appreciate the awe-inspiring Bonsai world.
You'll see 60 to 70 pots of beautiful trees including a "1000-year-old Yezo spruce", a refreshing "150-year-old Japanese maple" and an amazingly perfect tree, "Japanese quince" in the tidy open air Bonsai garden. Some of them are displayed at traditional Japanese reception rooms (Tatami matted rooms with a sacred alcove called "Tokonoma") and a gallery for just 6 days. (Because they are living trees. They need the sunshine outside.)
They are exhibited in accordance with a Japanese sense of beauty based on the concept, "quiet simplicity and subdued refinement" or Wabi Sabi.
I'll tell you how to appreciate Bonsai and traditional Japanese culture.
After visiting the Bonsai Museum, you can choose one from 3 options:
1) to visit other Bonsai gardens in Bonsai Village called "a mecca for bonsai lovers all over the world", strolling tasteful paths
2) to visit a famous old Shinto shrine established 2000 years ago
3) to stop by a small cafe, a Japanese restaurant well known for its "soba", buckwheat noodles or an Italian restaurant near the Bonsai Village
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transportation fee for your guide:￥1166
transportation fee for each guest ￥1166
entrance fee for each guest ￥300
food and drink
This tour is not available on Thursdays.
* I'm afraid I can guide my guests just around Kamakura and Nikko areas during the Olympic and the Paralympic Games (July 24th to August 9th and August 25th to September 6th) because of the expected crowded transportation in Tokyo.
* I can't work as a guide after 5 p.m.
* I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding.
This tour is not available on Thursdays.
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
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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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We spent two days with Michiko in Kamakura and Nikko. She did a fantastic job of organizing our time and sharing her knowledge and love of these beautiful places! It was a pleasure to work with Michiko.
Thank you for your kind review. I was impressed by your excellent empathy skills being based on your attitude trying to see things from a different perspective. I believe people like you make the world peace!
Michiko met us promptly at the start of our tour and showed the schedule and said she is very flexible and can move things around. This actually happened because of bad weather conditions and with our approval, she suggested changes that reversed the morning itinerary with the evening. It was a long and busy day and crammed with activities as per my suggestions and Michiko kept us on track and allowed a lot of time for us to enjoy each site. Though English is not her native language, we were able to communicate with her fairly effectively. I would definitely use her services the next time I am in Japan.
Thank you for your kind words! They encouraged me a lot. I’ve not been confident in my English. However, I’m a nationally licensed English tour guide and medical interpreter with a certificate of the highest grade in the English proficiency test. Come to think of it, I have no time to despair. I’ll continue practicing English everyday slow but sure to help my guests make their dreams come true. Again, thank you for your kindness!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!