Omiya Bonsai Village
"Bonsai," which has become popular overseas now, is a unique hobby, and part of the culture
of Japan. Bonsai is the art of planting plants in pots, and shaping them by imitating the natural scenery. In Omiya there is a bonsai village which is said to be the sacred place of the bonsai. During the Taisho Period, it is said that, the beginning of this village came about when bonsai traders from Tokyo, who were damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake, moved to this place in search of soil suitable for breeding bonsai. Indeed, the village was made to enjoy bonsai, so when new residents moved here, there were, and still are, certian conditions; residents must have more than 10 bonsai trees, their house cannot be larger than one story, they must grow hedges, the door must stay open, and so on. Thanks to that, you can enjoy bonsai no matter where you walk in the village, and various trees are planted along the village roads, so you can enjoy the natural beauty every season.