Omiya Bonsai Village is the nickname for the bonsai nursery in Bonsai-cho, Saitama, Tokyo. The bonsai village is located near Omiya-koen Station on the Tobu-Noda Line and is closed every Thursday.
The bonsai village was founded in 1925, but due to the negative effects of the great Kanto earthquake of 1923, an alternative location to central Tokyo was sought. Because of the availability of clean water and cheap soil, the village was settled in Omiya.
Several bonsai nurseries and an excellent bonsai art museum are located in the district. Private homes in the area typically have a collection of bonsai in their gardens.
Iwatsuki Doll Museum, situated in Japan's premier doll production town, displays gosho ningyo, celebratory figures given as congratulatory gifts to elite families. Historic and modern interpretations of the gosho ningyo and animated karakuri dolls are
It is easy to navigate the place. I just needed 10 minutes to walk from Okegawa station to Hotel Route Inn Ageo. As I first visit to this hotel, I can truly feel the friendly and cheerful of the staffs. I stayed in twin room and found a spacious guest will find chic furnished stuff with some of other facilities, such as TV, working desk, refrigerator, air conditioner, and shower room fully equipped with spacious bathtub and bath amenities. Not to forget, you can easily access the internet by the facility of WiFi or LAN. You still can catch up with family or maybe manage your work during your stay here.
Hikawa Shrine is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Ōmiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture. Surrounding the shrine is a large park in which there are many cherry blossom trees, a zoo and a museum. [Wikipedia]
The Railway Museum is a railway museum in Saitama, Saitama, Japan, which opened on 14 October 2007. It was built and is operated by the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of the East Japan Railway Company. [Wikipedia]