Mr. Nobuichi Urushibata (a well known Bonsai master) and his son, Taiga Urushibata (who apprenticed at mr. Kimura) run the garden in a very professional way and welcome visitors. Taiga speaks English, which is very convenient if you visit the garden or when you are interested to study Bonsai. They accept foreign students for studies of a few months, which receive very positive reviews.
How to get there
The garden is located in the city Shizuoka, which is on the Shinkansen line between Kyoto and Tokyo. From Shin-Shizuoka take a local train to Higashishizuoka (which should take about 10 minutes). From there the only way to the garden is by taxi, taking another 15 minutes.
Address: 1872-2 Ikeda, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City
Taishoen Bonsai map
Open this map on Google Maps: Taishoen Bonsai garden.