Join Kora Dalager and me to visit the Bonsai World of Japan, featuring the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition, Nippon Suiseki Exhibition, as well as the finest bonsai gardens in Omiya and Tokyo. Additionally, we will be taking the bullet train around Mt. Fuji to visit Tokoname, where some of the finest bonsai containers are produced. We can purchase containers directly from the ceramic artists at an excellent discount. But the containers must be hand carried home.
There are many highlights to this special tour. First is attending both Part 1 and Part 2 displaying some of the finest bonsai in the world. All together including the shohin bonsai you can see approximately 500 trees.
One of the best parts of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition is the sales area in the nearby Ueno Green Club. This is the headquarters for the Japan Bonsai Cooperative which is used for a giant sales area, plus auctions and exhibitions. There are complimentary shuttle busses running all day long from the exhibition held at the the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and sales area.
Private visits to Masahiko Kimura’s garden as well as Kunio Kobayashi’s Shunka-en Bonsai Museum. In the famous Omiya Bonsai Village visits will be made at all the finest bonsai gardens where their private bonsai collections are often on display. See where these artists work their magic creating distinctive bonsai.
Also, the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, which we will visit is directly across the street will host lunch for us.
Between Parts 1 and Part 2 of the Kokufu Bonsai Exhibition is closed and every bonsai is changed. Both parts will be attended. We will visit Tokoname, a famous production area for high quality containers, where you will have the opportunity to purchase directly from the ceramic artists at a great discount.
Additionally, we will have the opportunity to see the Nippon Suiseki Exhibition which is in the same building as the bonsai exhibition.
Kora, an experienced travel agent and bonsai artist as well, will be joining me for this exciting tour. Kora and I have organized and conducted bonsai tours to Japan for over 25 years. We are well experienced with the Bonsai World of Japan. Hundreds of people have joined us from the US, Canada, Australia, England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and more. Please join us for an exciting bonsai tour! You will NOT be disappointed!