TokyoCityTOUR AreaGuide

Kanto Region

Saitama

Omiya

Omiya

Omiya is located in just north of Tokyo, in Saitama prefecture, an urban prefecture that houses a huge number of Tokyo's city workers.

Omiya's main attraction is the Omiya Bonsai Village, one of the best places in Japan to get an in-depth insight into the art of aesthetic miniaturization.

The village began in the 1920's when a group of Bonsai growers moved to Omiya from their home district in central Tokyo which had been damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.

Over the years the village has grown and now houses hundreds of thousands of miniature trees and plants.