Visit the work place of a bonsai master who is active overseas and learn hands-on how to care for bonsai. Course length can be flexible from a short to long period.


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Avid gardeners, members of BONSAI groups etc, travelers interested in BONSAI


Activity Information


Takamatsu boasts the No. 1 share of bonsai cultivation and has an environment in which you can actually come into contact with bonsai. Learn one-on-one how to cultivate and maintain bonsai on a nursery with a grower who has extensive experience teaching abroad. Various options and configurations are possible depending on the period and season.

Itinerary (5 days)

First day: Meet at Takamatsu station (10:00) → move to bonsai master’s location by train → lecture starts at the farm. Learn techniques such as wire hanging, removing old leaves, bud picking, and re-planting. When finished (17:00), return to accommodation.

2-3 days: Visit the nursery by train, learn how to care for bonsai under the guidance of the grower all day.

Day 4: Take a tour of one of the best Gardens in Japan (Kuribayashi Park) with a 40-year career-gardener.

Last day: After receiving the final lecture in the morning, receive a certificate of completion. Itineraries can be planned from a minimum of one day.


Time Required 5 days
Number of Participants 1 to 8 people
Period of Availability September to June (except Summer)
Times Avail 7 hours / day (can be flexible depending on needs)
Options Purchase of BONSAI (Quarantine and customs clearance costs are required separately.)
Meeting Place JR Takamatsu Station http://bit.ly/2ZSPfDG
Ending Place JR Takamatsu Station http://bit.ly/2ZSPfDG
Language Support Yes (Bonsai Master speaks English)
Notes Transportation fee from Takamatsu station to bonsai Master’s location (about 200 yen per one way) is not included in the price, please pay on the day.


Facility Information

Located in Kinashi, a town known, even in Takamatsu, as a growing area for bonsai. 20 minutes by car from JR Takamatsu Station and 2 stops by train (20 minutes including walking). Mr. Koji Hiramatsu, the owner, has a 20-year career in bonsai. He continues to preserve the traditions of the garden as the fourth-generation owner of the 100-year-old Hiramatsu Shunshoen Garden.


Operator Hiramatsu Shunshoen Garden
Holidays None
Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/ZfLZxt9y7rjF2crJ8
Parking Yes
Wi-Fi No
Toilets Yes (Western-style)
Website http://syunsyouen.com/