Get to know the world of bonsai at Saitama’s Omiya Bonsai Village.
The art of bonsai brings together a few contradictions. They are simple, yet intricate; natural, yet crafted. And Omiya Bonsai Village puts this living piece of culture on a pedestal. Located in Saitama Prefecture, which lies directly northwest of Tokyo, the neighborhood is home to six distinct gardens open for viewing, although you might catch sight of plenty of bonsai in the gardens of private residences too. (Photo: ©STIB)