Visit Japan’s premier bonsai district and take a two-hour class with a local teacher.
The art of bonsai has been studied in Japan for over a thousand years. Literally translated as “planting trays”, the term refers to the aesthetic miniaturization of trees by making them grow in small containers. Although the basic techniques used to grow bonsai are relatively straightforward, it can take a lifetime of patient study to become a bona fide bonsai master.
During your stay in Tokyo, it’s easy to take a day trip to Omiya, Japan’s main bonsai district. Only One Travel can arrange for you to join a bonsai class with an expert instructor. The class will be made up of a mix of Japanese and foreign residents and tourists, and as learning is key, you will be provided with all the necessary materials to get an idea of classic bonsai care techniques. At the end of the two-hour class you will see many beautiful bonsai exhibits in a famous bonsai museum and garden.