About the 73rd Nagahama Plum Bonsai Exhibition

Event information


Wednesday, January 10, 2024 - Sunday, March 10, 2024

Open every day during the period


9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)

・Night illumination period extended until 8:30 p.m. (Admission until 8:00 p.m.)

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from January 27th (Saturday) to February 25th (Sunday)

・Weekday night special exhibition

From January 12th (Friday) to February 9th (Friday) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 17:30 to 19:00


Adults 800 yen, elementary and junior high school students 400 yen (20% off for groups of 20 or more)

Nagahama Odekake Passport (1500 yen) is available.

Weekday night special opening: Adults 2,000 yen, elementary and junior high school students 1,600 yen


Keiunkan (Minato-cho, Nagahama City, 3 minutes walk from JR Nagahama Station) Keiunkan homepage

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The Nagahama Bonbai Exhibition, which began in 1952, will be held for the 73rd time, and about 90 pots will always be on display. Due to its history and scale, it is popular as the largest Bonbai exhibition in Japan, and has now become a Kansai tradition.

The main building is a pure Japanese-style room built in the Meiji period, with rows of Bon plum blossoms that fascinate visitors. For the 4th year, the new building will be holding a collaboration exhibition between the works of Teppei Hayakawa, a cut-out artist living in Maibara City, and Bonbai. The dragon, which is next year's zodiac sign, has a dragon god legend on Chikubu Island, and is a popular item among inbound tourists. The new building will be decorated with the theme of Bon Plum and Dragon.


Train: Approximately 3 minutes walk from JR Nagahama Station Car: Approximately 15 minutes from Hokuriku Expressway Nagahama IC


free weekdays Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Nagahama Station West Parking Lot first hour 150 yen every 60 minutes 200 yen every 60 minutes
Yutaka Park large parking lot first 3 hours 400 yen for up to 4 hours beyond 3 hours, 100 yen added for every 60 minutes thereafter

Bus: Get on and off at the west exit rotary of Nagahama Station, then go to Yutaka Park parking lot (2,000 yen/time)

[Supported payment methods]

cash PayPay (LINE Pay)
Admission fee (caster)
Tea ceremony/Shop
mini bonbai

*QR payments other than credit cards and PayPay (LINE Pay) cannot be used.

[Main events during the event]

event nameperiodFee
Night light upSaturdays, Sundays, and holidays from January 27th (Sat) to February 25th (Sun)
Photo ContestJanuary 10th (Wednesday) - March 15th (Friday)
Haiku ContestJanuary 10th (Wednesday) - March 10th (Sunday)100 yen/piece
Display at Kitano Tenmangu ShrineJanuary 13th (Sat) - January 28th (Sun)
Display at Osaka Expo ParkFebruary 10th (Sat) - February 25th (Sun)
Mini Plum Bonsai making experienceHeld at any time (reservation required)5,500 yen
Premium GuideHeld at any time (reservation required)

10,000 yen/1 group (up to 4 people)

(Bonbai exhibition viewing fee not included)

Anual Management1 year from March30,000 yen
Kimono DE NagahamaCurrently being held - March 31st

Plum Bonsai Light Display and Bamboo Lanterns

[Date and time] Weekends and Holidays from January 27th to February 25th from sunset (around 17:00) to 20:30

The Nagahama Plum Bonsai Exhibition extends its hours into the evening for a special nighttime light display. During this event, Keiunkan’s plum bonsai are lit up with dramatic accent lighting and bamboo lanterns that accentuate the silhouette of each tree. The meticulous lighting effects offer a different viewing experience from that during the day. Although usually closed during the period of the exhibition, the second floor of Keiunkan, where the emperor and empress rested during their 1887 visit, is accessible during the nighttime light event.

The second floor is where bamboo lanterns are displayed as well. In contrast to the regular accent lighting, these lanterns are made from lights placed inside carved bamboo and are unique works of art unto themselves. Set up around the plum bonsai, they create a fanciful scene of light and shadow. The display is a popular subject for the exhibition’s photo contest.

[Weekday night special exhibition (Unkai)]

[Date and time] Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from January 12th to February 9th from 17:30 to 19:00

[Fee] 2,000 yen (admission fee included)

Advance tickets, invitation tickets, and Nagahama Odekake Passports can also be used, in which case an additional fee of 1,200 yen is required.

[Bonbai Ema]

[Fee] 500 yen

Dedicate it to the guardian shrine at the entrance to Keiunkan, or take it as a souvenir.

[Bonbai Omikuji]

[Fee] 100 yen

Omikuji that was prayed for at Torahime Gyokusenji Temple. Installed near the stairs of the new building.

[Cut-out workshop]

A paper-cutting workshop by Teppei Hayakawa, who created the paper-cutting works for the Nagahama Plum Bonsai Exhibition.

[Date and time] Saturday, January 20th


[Fee] 3,000 yen (includes admission fee, gift included)

[Target] High school students and above

[Venue] Ekimachi Terrace 1st floor Nagahama Kaiko

[Nagahama Plum Bonsai Exhibition for inbound visitors and guided by an interpreter guide]

[Date and time] Saturday, January 20th


[Fee] 3,000 yen (includes admission fee, gift included)

[Target] High school students and above

[Venue] Ekimachi Terrace 1st floor Nagahama Kaiko

An interpreter guide provides guidance in English for inbound customers. Admission fee and tea ceremony fee included. Reservations are given priority.

[Date and time]

Jaunuary 20②・21①・27②・28①②

February 3②・4①②・10②③・11①②・12①②・17②・18②・23②・24②


[Feeadult: 3,000yen7~12age: 1,500yen