The owner

Adam Jones is the founder of Tree House Bonsai, located in Ami town (Ibaraki prefecture), Japan where you can enjoy a unique place at the crossroads of a bonsai nursery and a traditional Japanese strolling garden. Acting as a bridge between cultures, Adam takes an active role in the new generation of the Bonsai Art practice. 

After completing University degrees in The Fine Arts and Education, Adam arranged to build his cultural appreciation and world knowledge by spending a number of years teaching English in various countries throughout Asia. During those years he fell in love with Japanese culture, particularly the art of bonsai.

Adam was certified by the Nippon Bonsai Association in 2018 after a successful five-year apprenticeship at Mansei-en, one of the most renowned bonsai gardens in Japan located in the Omiya Bonsai Village.

Bonsai garden near Tokyo, Adam Jones bonsai master

The house

The gardens of Tree House Bonsai are centered around the traditional architecture of the main living quarters. The calming and subdued natural beauty of this environment is a true source of inspiration for all visitors. Utilizing the experience of over a decade of classroom education and the skills gained during his time at Mansei-En, Adam and Tree House Bonsai are excited to offer a range of tutorials, workshops, and classes for visitors to build their knowledge of all aspects of the art of bonsai.

The property

Tree House Bonsai, the only Western-owned bonsai garden in Japan is situated on over three acres of beautiful cedar and bamboo woodlands in Ami-Machi, Ibaraki near the world famous Ushiku Daibutsu. Easily accessible to any visitor, Tree House Bonsai is a short 30 minute drive from Narita Airport and only an hour train ride from downtown Tokyo.