The Collection Gallery acts as a prologue to the world of bonsai, introducing elements essential to bonsai culture such as bonsai, bonki (bonsai pots), suiseki-stones, art and historical and folkloric materials. Ther are also panels explaining how to appreciate bonsai. Next, in the Main Gallery, along with panels explain bonsai, 5 bonsai are on display. Finally, within three different style zashiki, Japanese style rooms, bonsai, suiseki-stones, and scrolls are exhibited. The exhibits are selected according to the season and change on a weekly basis.
In the bonsai garden, usually around 60 bonsai are on display. Some bonsai can be viewed from all angles, so you can enjoy their different views from both the front and back. One of the largest bonsai in this museum named Chiyo-no-matsu (Japanese white) is placed on a turntable enabling it to be moved to get optimized the exposure to the sun from different angles tree. You may also take in an over-looking view from Azumaya in the garden’s center, and also from the Terrace located on the second floor of the main building.
Exhibition guides are available to visitors to the museum.
In house publications, such as photo journals, cotton hand towels and Bonsai post cards are on sale at the museum shop along with other original bonsai merchandise.
The lobby, the bonsai garden and the terrace. Visitors to the museum are invited to make memories of their visits.
Special Exhibition room
The museum holds special exhibitions of the art and history of Bonsai and Omiya Bonsai Village.
*During the curating and changing of exhibitions, this area is closed.