Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
Bonsai is a work of art that creates magnificent natural scenery in a small container. Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Edogawa-ku, Tokyo was created in 2002 from the desire of Kunio Kobayashi, a bonsai artist and recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award, one of the three grand prizes of Japan, and the Higashi-Kuninomiya Culture Award, to deeply spread bonsai to the world. Over 1,000 bonsai line a garden with a pond where carp gracefully swim and a majestic Japanese house. Each container has different style, all of which are beautiful and have a dignified appearance. The museum also offers classes (for a fee and available in English and Chinese) where you can experience the charm of bonsai. Classes can be booked three days in advance. All you have to bring is yourself as tools and training bonsai are provided. Since you may take completed bonsai home with you for an additional fee, drop by and experience the beauty of bonsai.
- 1-29-16 Nihori, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
- Around 15 minutes by Keisei bus (#76) from Koiwa Station South Exit on the JR Sobu Line, and then around 3 minutes by foot from Keiyoguchi.
- Around 15 minutes by Keisei bus (#76) from Mizue Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line, and then around 3 minutes by foot from Keiyoguchi.
- Monday *Excluding holidays
- All year