Koukaen
Bonsai garden

Keiichi Fujikawa's Kouka-en Bonsai garden, Osaka

藤川光華園 盆栽 - The Fujikawa Kouka-en garden is owned by Mr. Fujikawa and is located near Osaka, in the suburb of Ikeda. The nursery opened in 1950 and several of its trees entered in the Kokufu-ten in Tokyo since then.

The garden is full of great masterpiece Bonsai trees and it is a working-place with several apprentices and students around. Fujikawa Koukaen is the shooting location for the "Bonsai Art of Japan" series, created by his former apprentice, Bjorn Bjorholm.

Mr. Fujikawa normally has international students/apprentices, very convenient for us non-Japanese speakers. Recently a Bonsai School was opened, where short-term classes/apprenticeships are offered (from one week to several months). In the video above you will meet Bjorn, explaining about the most famous tree in the nursery. Enjoy watching!

Fujikawa Kouka-en in Osaka

Fujikawa Koukaen nursery

How to get there

The Bonsai garden is easily accessible from downtown Osaka. From Hankyu Umeda station (next to JR Osaka station), take the Hankyu Takarazuka line to Ishibashi station. This should take about 20 minutes. From Ishibashi station, you can walk to the garden (taking another 20 minutes), or take a taxi (10 minutes).

Fujikawa Kouka-en address: 563-0043 Ikeda City, Osaka, 3-19-13 Kanda (Tel: 072-752-9024)

Map: Fujikawa Koukaen

Fujikawa Koukaen in Osaka
Open this map in Google Maps: Fujikawa-Koukaen Bonsai.

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