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Shunkaen BONSAI Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Centuries-old masterpieces

The location is a little out of the way, but well worth the trip if you have an interest in Bonsai... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Brisbane, Australia
Wonderful display of amazing plants

Our too short visit to this amazing Bonsai School was one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Singleton, Australia
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- Shunka-en is the Bonsai garden and museum set up by Bonsai master Kunio Kobayashi (three times winner of the Prime Ministers Award, the most prestigious price to be won in Japan). The garden is an absolute highlight and should not be missed. When...more
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1-29-16 Nihori, Edogawa 132-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3670-8622
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

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 train station but being Sunday they were not...More

4  Thank travelling_bumblebee
Reviewed 12 April 2018

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 was fascinating, ranging from a 600 year old pine valued in...More

1  Thank morewindOZ
Reviewed 8 April 2018

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 been "worked on". There...More

1  Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We travelled by train to Koiwa and the 76 bus to Nihori- Keiyou Guchi stop. It is on a side street hidden by tall surrounding buildings but what an oasis of tranquility it is when you enter. Traditional style housing with tea room and bonsai...More

2  Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I was excited when I booked this activity as I like to experience a little bit history, culture and custom of the country I am going to visit. And what an experience it was! Kazuko, my host was welcoming, she prepared me for the ceremony...More

2  Thank Rosalia451
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Saw this museum featured in a BBC Four series so wanted to visit. Beware-long way out of centre of town so not for unadventurous traveller. ¥800 entrance fee then wander at your leisure or watch the masters working on the bonsai in workshops. Fascinating.

1  Thank baltoriolesblue
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited during a warm day in August and they offered us green tea and water. The museum is a small area containing hundreds of bonsai and a koi pond. They allowed us to wander and enjoy the bonsai and pond and...More

Thank Texvet03
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I went with my son using the metro and the bus. We both like and have bonsai, and, although we are not really expert, our expectations were high. The trip itself is a nice way to see Tokyo under a different angle, and the place...More

2  Thank diann71
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Bonsai museum was fascinating. We were here for a tour involving dressing up in kimonos and authentic tea ceremony. It's a little ways from the city, as we had to take several trains and a taxi, but it's still worth the trip even if...More

1  Thank aamaral2017
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If you are in Tokyo and you like gardens, you definitely must go there. It is about a 40min trip by train and bus to get there, however it is rather easy to plan and get there and absolutely worth it. We spent there about...More

2  Thank cullight
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17 June 2016|
Response from galeweithers | Reviewed this property |
You can arrange to visit this attraction via a tour guide or taxi (easily coordinated through the hotel concierge).