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 don't work as a guide after 5 p.m.
This tour is not available on Thursdays.
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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 really enjoy our time with Michiko that has patient with all of us 5 people ... Thank you so much Michiko .. especially our time at kawaguchi go and Nikko ... have a nice travelling Ms Michiko
Thank you for joining my tour. I'm happy to hear that you've enjoyed the tour. I think I've done my utmost to help you experience the best of Japan such as visiting a beautiful and quiet garden and having "Kaiseki" dishes at a small Japanese restaurant in addition to viewing Mt. Fuji covered with snow. Give my regards to your friends.
Michiko-san epitomized professionalism by pre-planning our individual tour based on what we'd like to see in the Tokyo area. The pre-planning included her going through prior dry-runs of routes to ensure that we'd be able to accomplish what we prioritized on our wish list and within the allotted time. If we chose to linger more at one location, Michiko-san was flexible and adjusted our itinerary. Without her, we couldn't have seen half the sites if we had tried on our own to find and navigate to these places through Tokyo's extensive rail and subway system. Additionally, she provided some written brief background & context on our tour stops prior to the actual meeting - which was quite thoughtful. We were very pleased with Michiko-san!
Thank you for your review. I found a good dish called "sweet potato rice" at a small restaurant in Kawagoe on the day before the tour date. Sweet potato is a specialty of Kawagoe and I thought it was good for your stomach. Let's try it next time! And now I'm on the way to Lake Kawaguchiko to do the final route check for the tour expected next week. It's a beautiful day to enjoy the views of Mt. Fuji. Michiko
My wife and I met Michiko at the Nikko station and had a great day discovering the wonders of Nikko. Michiko was the perfect guide - friendly, thoughtful and informative. She gave us great information but also gave us space when appropriate. We would highly recommend Michiko for tours in Nikko and Tokyo. Thank you Michiko!
Thank you for your review. I just enjoyed the tour with you two. I was thrilled with the heavy traffic in the peak time of autumn color viewing. But we walked faster than the bus, right? And thank you for your interest in a Japanese sense of beauty called "Wabi Sabi". Michiko
She was very kind, and adaptable to schedule changes. She knows Tokyo very well and was able to point out information, such as history, customs and culture. Very pleased! Would book again!
Thank you for your review. It was really nice talking with you. Let's enjoy our third act of life, where we create value for things that we love to do! Please give my regards to your friends.
Michiko was a very kind and lovely person, as well as a great guide to have at Nikko, an area more geared more towards Japanese tourists than foreign ones. She did a great job translating and explaining the important historical sites to us. We encountered several rituals which we would not have understood had she not been there to inform us, and she helped make our visit respectful by guiding us through the customs and etiquette of each place. She was particularly helpful at the Imperial Villa, where she helped translate a number of questions we had about the villa's history to the Japanese-speaking staff. She did at times struggle with speaking English, but we were able to work together to find the right words and got some interesting context. We wish we could have gone somewhere a b... read more
Thank you for your review. You wanted to have "soba (buckwheat noodles)", right. You should have let me know in advance. Actually, I know some good "soba" restaurants there. But I'm reluctant to take my foreign guests to a soba restaurant and make a reservation at some long-established restanrants which serve good western dishes unless I'd had any special requests for lunch. Because soba could develop a severe allergy condition. (I have a certification as a medical interpreter, I have no intention of using it though.) Anyway, you are blessed with many things including weather. If it had not rained at the very end of the tour, I could have show you another good place to you!