Embrace the timeless art of Bonsai in Tokyo with a hands-on workshop guided by a Bonsai master. Discover the history, philosophy, and techniques of this revered Japanese tradition. Craft your own Bonsai and connect with a piece of living art. Book now for an unforgettable experience!
Immerse yourself in the timeless art of Bonsai creation during a hands-on workshop in Tokyo's renowned Bonsai museum. Guided by a Bonsai master, who is fluent in both English and Chinese, you'll learn the intricate techniques of nurturing these miniature trees, which have long been celebrated as “living art” in Japanese culture. Unlike traditional tree cultivation, Bonsai is a delicate art form that involves confining the root system and carefully controlling growth in a tray or bowl. It's a personal and rewarding experience that lets you truly connect with an essential aspect of Japanese heritage.
Throughout your session, feel free to ask questions and explore your creativity, as an attentive assistant will be present to translate and facilitate the process. Create your very own Bonsai and take home not just a work of art, but a piece of Japanese tradition. However, please be mindful of international regulations regarding the transportation of sand and plants. If you'd like to have your Bonsai shipped to your country, we're more than happy to assist with the arrangements, ensuring that your crafted treasure reaches you safely. Whether you're a curious beginner or an aspiring artist, this unique experience promises a profound connection with nature, art, and yourself.
Upon arrival at Tokyo's renowned Bonsai Museum, you'll be greeted with warm welcomes and a brief yet captivating introduction to the mysterious world of Bonsai by an English or Chinese-speaking Bonsai master.
The morning will unfold the rich history of Bonsai, immersing you in its prominence in Japanese culture and the profound philosophy behind this unique art form. This part of the tour offers an exploration of the symbolism and artistic expression involved in shaping a miniature world within a tray.
Next, take a leisurely stroll through a breathtaking gallery that showcases various Bonsai styles and forms. Your Bonsai master will guide you through the nuances of each specimen, giving you rare insights into the craft.
The excitement builds as you engage in a hands-on practice session. You'll begin by selecting the right soil, tray, or bowl for your tree and learning the precise techniques of soil mixing and layering specific to Bonsai cultivation.
You'll be planting, shaping, and styling your Bonsai, learning the finer aspects of pruning techniques, wiring, and watering. The Bonsai master's careful guidance ensures an enriching and personal creation process.
A time of exploration and refinement follows. This interactive Q&A session allows you to seek personalized advice from the professional artist, with a translating assistant on hand, to ensure clear communication.
Assistant available (Please select this option if required)
Comprehensive Bonsai making lesson guided by a professional artist
Fee for shipping the Bonsai to your country
Costs related to getting to and from the venue
Food and drinks are not provided during the tour
Q: What is included in the Bonsai-making lesson?
Ans: The Bonsai-making lesson includes personalized guidance from a professional Bonsai artist, all necessary materials for crafting your own Bonsai, and an assistant for translation if you select that option.
Q: Is the tour accessible for wheelchairs or strollers?
Ans: The tour venue is stroller/pram accessible but unfortunately does not accommodate wheelchairs. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific needs.
Q: Can I take my Bonsai creation home?
Ans: Yes, you can take your Bonsai home. However, please note that international regulations may restrict the transport of sand and plants. Shipping arrangements can be made at an additional cost.
Q: What's the cancellation policy?
Ans: A cancellation fee of 100% is charged if canceled 1 day or less before the event. If cancelled 1000 days or less (excluding the final day) before the event, no cancellation fee is applied.
Q: Are food and drinks provided?
Ans: Food and drinks are not included in the tour package. You are welcome to bring your own, or there may be places nearby to purchase refreshments.
Q: Can I bring my pet to the tour?
Ans: Unfortunately, the tour is unsuitable for pets and not permitted at the venue.
Q: Is the tour suitable for children or infants?
Ans: Infants are welcome but must be seated on an adult's lap, as infant seats are unavailable. Please consider the tour's suitability for children based on its content and length.
The booking is non-refundable if you cancel within 1 day of the start time.
In this tour, you will experience making your own Bonsai with a Bonsai master in Tokyo. Also part of this tour is a talk on the history of Bonsai and a guided tour of the Bonsai gallery.