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Omiya-ku, Saitama

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Omiya (大宮区; -ku) is a ward of Saitama.

Until May 1, 2001 it was a city of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It then merged with the neighboring cities of Urawa and Yono to form the city of Saitama. The area of the original Omiya city now comprises the Kita, Minuma, Nishi, and Omiya wards of Saitama.

For many, Omiya indicates the northernmost reach of the Greater Tokyo area. It's still the name of its main train station.

Omiya is somewhat famous because many bonsai nurseries are located there. The place is a must-see for bonsai enthusiasts travelling to Japan.

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