Tokyo - The Living Art of Bonsai Trees

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The Living Art of Bonsai Trees

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Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan
50 mins

About the tour

What is Bonsai? Bonsai is not a species of tree but an art form that reflects the connectedness of life and a respect for the beauty of nature. Bonsai are much more than just miniature trees. They are carefully styled to achieve the effect of condensing the appearance of a natural tree or forest within a single pot, leaving room for artistic imagination. It is about borrowing the form of a plant to feel the beauty and harshness of nature and the scenery behind it. Bonsai care involves a long journey and is also intended as a meditative practice, meaning the goal is enrichment between plant and practitioner. We'll visit a beautiful garden with a collection of over 1000 exquisite Bonsai, and we’ll witness some Bonsai that have thrived for over 800 years. Let's dive into the fascinating world of Bonsai! ☑️ Visit a Bonsai garden with a koi pond ☑️ Meet Bonsai artists who care for hundred-old trees ☑️ Get deeper insight into the art of Bonsai

Meet Eriko Shiratori

Eriko Shiratori

Eriko has been sharing her love of Japanese culture with people around the globe since 2017. In her words, Japan is beautiful, unique, and weird all at the same time! She's been lucky to have traveled to dozens of amazing countries and she got a chance to live overseas, in Australia and Canada, for a couple of years. Being exposed to other cultures has given her a new lens to look at her hometown and its traditions. Her great-grandfather was a kimono craftsman in Tokyo, and today she is honoured to wear the kimonos that were passed down through generations. She is looking forward to exploring Japan and sharing a smile with you!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Tokyo with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 50 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Tokyo. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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