Shunkaen Bonsai Museum, Edogawa

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#57 of 363 in Museums in Tokyo
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  • The location is a little out of the way, but well worth the trip if you have an interest in Bonsai, Japanese culture or appreciation for centuries-old mastery. We planned to take a bus from the local ...  more »
  • Our too short visit to this amazing Bonsai School was one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo. Unfortunately time did not permit participating in a class, but observing the different bonsai forms w...  more »
  • The bonsai experience is an hour long "lesson" on how to make a bonsai tree. You are given a tree to work on, which in our case was a small pine tree that was already several years old and had already...  more »
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  • So many bonsai's at one place. It was my first Bonsai Museum but definitely not my last. The bonsai prices are in the normal range. But don't expect a decent bonsai under 700€. The atmosphere is great and the owners/staff do their best to explain the history of the trees and the art behind bonsai.
  • Impressive collection of bonsaï, some over 500years old. Friendly guide. Need to speak some Japanese to understand it all but the sight it worthy enough
  • Amazing experience. Put this on your must do list for Tokyo. A fun adventure to find it via train and bus.
  • Very unique and interesting museum. Worth visiting. Be sure to ask about and listen to some of the stories behind these curious trees.
  • Amazing experience. A little out of the way but this just adds to the experience. We had the 1 hour Bonsai course which was in excellent english and everyone there was extremely friendly and welcoming. The actual museum is gorgeous, the bonsai trees are breath-taking, there's a beautiful koi pond and a cute little shiba puppy! We even got to meet Master Kobayashi who tried to give us two little bonsai-starter trees, but we couldn't accept due to Australian customs. It was so calming to just wander around, enjoy the scenery and watch people working in peace. I would highly recommend visiting here, especially in the spring when the large Sakura tree over the waterfall is flowering! The surrounding town is quite quaint too.
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