Omiya bonsai village, Saitama, Sept 2013 (50 images)
The Omiya Bonsai Village is in the Japanese city of Omiya, Saitama Prefecture, around a one hour journey from the center of Tokyo. It was founded in 1925 and is Japan's best-known production center for bonsai. There are a number of bonsai nurseries in the area. Each may a large bonsai festival is held and the usually sleepy town welcomes around 100,000 visitors over several days. Some nurseries in the village hold bonsai lessons.