Make an original moss ball bonsai

Moss-Ball Bonsai Making

Learn how to make this!


Among hands-on workshops offered at Nagi Town’s “Nagisanroku Yama-no-Eki” facility, this moss ball bonsai making is one of the most popular. Guests can choose a plant to their liking, and an instructor will teach them how wrap the roots in a soil ball, and how to cover the ball in moss.

These creations make great interior items, gifts, and conversation pieces. They are fun to make and easy to care for.

Visitors may also enjoy lunch, enjoy the scenery, and purchase souvenirs and food items at the Yama-no-Eki facility.

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Price: for groups of 5 people or less: 6,000 JPY (tax included) for the group / over 6 people: +1,000 JPY per person.

++ For international guests, please check your country’s customs allowances; many countries will not allow soil and live plants from abroad.


Located on the northern edge of Okayama Prefecture, Nagi Town is a small town just to the east of the larger city of Tsuyama. Nagi is a tidy little town that is also home to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Nihonbara training base.

The most popular sightseeing location is the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), where visitors can not only view but also experience exciting installation pieces of contemporary art.

For a more traditional art form, Yokosen Kabuki is an unusual type of traditional theater in which children also perform. Yokosen Kabuki dates from the Edo Period (1603-1868); performances are held only twice per year in spring and fall.

The symbol of Nagi Town is, of course, Mt. Nagi. At 1255 feet above sea level, the mountain provides a majestic backdrop to the town, but actually the slopes are gentle enough for the whole family to enjoy a hike to the summit, which only takes a few hours. A popular event is a trekking day which is held annually in November.

Nagi Town is surrounded by stunning natural sights, including a giant 900-year old ‘ginko tree at Bodaiji Temple, which is located on the mountainside. The town is also home to forests and several small waterfalls in the surrounding mountains.

Visitors travelling with children will enjoy a visit to the Nagi Vicarya Museum. The museum features displays on fossils found locally, geographical history of the area, and an outdoor area that offers hands-on fossil digging; the staff allows children to keep the best examples of their finds.

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