last updated 26th April 2016
Japan Koi Buying trips
At Koi Water Garden, we are able to offer competitive prices on not only high quality Koi, but also on Koi related goods such as Koi foods, food supplements and automatic feeders.
Japan Trip - April 2016.
19th - 26th April
Keep in touch with all the new Koi we are buying on our latest buying trips to Japan - and reserve your Koi before we even get home!
This page contains bowl pictures of many, but not all of the Koi purchased on our buying trips to Japan.. If you are interested in any our new Koi please email us at email@example.com , or call our office and we will confirm costs and availability.
Unless otherwise indicated all Koi advertised on this page will be available for sale. We will try to update each picture with those Koi reserved to keep the page as up to date as possible. All major credit cards accepted! - see what's new for details.
It can easily take us three weeks or so after we return from a buying trip before we start to photograph and post individual Koi pictures on our web site as we allow the Koi to settle in and de-stress before attempting to get good pictures. This can be frustrating for non-local customers, who cannot easily visit us, and who patiently wait for pictures to appear only to find that the Koi they were interested in has been sold before the pictures appear. So on this page, you can get a good preview of most of the Koi we are choosing and buying before we get home, and certainly way before the better quality individual pictures start appearing.
We are now loading Video of all Koi boxes purchased on to a secure 'cloud based' web site. To view these please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a video link so that we can give you access. No downloading is necessary so access is fast.
To purchase any Koi PLEASE ring our offices on 01494 882600 and give our staff the box number and details of the specific Koi in which you are interested. We will require a 50% deposit to be paid before any Koi can be reserved, with the balance payable at the end of the quarantine period, normally four to six weeks after arrival in the UK.
Please also note that if you reserve any Koi you are committing to purchasing that Koi. We do not reserve Koi on the basis that you will confirm the purchase only after viewing. However should any Koi reserved arrive damaged or otherwise obviously not as pictured then of course you will not be expected to complete the purchase and your deposit will be refunded or you may choose another Koi. Please see our full Koi reservations terms and conditions here.
Above: A High grade Tancho Kohaku previously purchased in Japan
Above: A show grade Shiro Utsuri purchased in Niigata
Due to the problems we have experienced with our Internet Service Provider, Plus Net, we have as you know been unable to update our web site or our Japan buying trops blog this Spring. We have had to use Facebook instead in an effort to keep you all up to date with our activities whilst in Japan. So sincere apologies for this. Pictures and videos have still appeared on Dropbox as normal, and now that the problems with Plus Net have at last been resolved we can at last upload all of the Koi box pictures here. Once again, many apologies, especially to those of you who, like me are not particularly Facebook literate!.
Above: Kaneko box 1a, Shiro Utsuri Sansai female 55cm £895.00
Above: Kaneko box 1b Tancho Sanke Sansai female 55cm. Price guide - £895.00
Above: Yamezaki Box 1. Mix Nisai 30 - 40cm Price guide - £ 225.00
Above: Yamezaki Box 2. Kin Matsuba 55cm and Ochibe Shigure 45cm. Price Guide - £595.00 Ochibe and Kin Matsuba 795.00
Above: Ofuchi box 1, Mix Nisai 35cm. Price guide £175.00
Above: Ofuchi box 2a Kumonryu 50cm. Price guide - £295.00
Above: Ofuchi box 2b. Sansi Kohaku 55cm female. Price guide £995.00
Above: Hiroi box 1. Doitsu Sanke 35 - 40cm. Price guide - £295.00
Above: Marudoh box 1, Jumbo Tosai Tatishita Go Sanke to 25cm. Price guide £175.00
Above: Marudoh box 2b Tancho Kohaku 55cm. Price guide - £595.00
Above: Marudoh box 2a, Kohaku sansai 55cm. Price guide £695.00
Above: Iwashita box 1 . Kikasui, Shusui and Showa 40-45cm. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Marudoh box 3, Yamabuki Ogon 70cm. Price guide £995.00
Above: Yonsai Godan Kohaku 68cm. Price guide - £2950.00
Above: Kaneko Box 3a. Shiro Utsuri and Kikasui Jumbo Tosai. Price guide £95.00
Above: Kaneko box 3b, Tancho Showa Tatishita to 25cm. Price guide - £125.00
Above: Seki Box 1a, Jumbo Tosai Chagoi, Ochibe, Kigoi, etc to 25cm. Price guide £95.00
Kujaku and both Snow Asagi reserved
Above: Seki Box 1b, Jumbo Tosai Chagoi, Ochibe, Kigoi, etc to 25cm. Price guide - £95.00
Above: Kazuoto box 1a, Jumbo Tosai Tatishita Kohaku to 30cm. Price guide £295.00
Above: Kazuto box 1b, Jumbo Tosai Tatishita Tancho to 30cm. Price guide - £295.00
Above: Jirosuke box 1, Jumbo Tosai Tatishita Goshiki to 25cm. Price guide £95.00
Above: Jirosuke box 2, Asagi Nisa1 and Kumonryu to 40cm. Price guide - £275.00
Above: Mr Ku box 1, Jumbo Tosai Kikasui, Yamatonishiki and Shiro Utsuri to 25cm. Price guide £95.00
Above: Matsuo box 1. Gin Rin Yamabuki and Sanke. Price guide - £125.00
Above: Matsuo Box 2b, Kohaku, Showa, Kujaku, Sanke to 38cm. Price guide £125- 225.00
Above: Matsuo Box 2a. Tancho Kohaku and Tancho Beni Kumonryu Price guide - £125.00
Above: Matsuo Box 2c. Tancho Kohaku 20cm. Price guide £125.00
Above: Hiroi Isawa Box 1. Jumbo Tosai Gin Rin Showa to 25cm. Price guide - £95.00 - 125.00
Above: Matsuo Box 3, Mix Tosai 15cm. Price guide £35.00
Above: Mount Fuji in Spring
Above: Hiroi isawa Box 2a.Tatishita Jumbo Tosai Goshiki, Doitsu Sanke, Gin Rin Showa to 30cm. Price guide £175.00 - 195.00
Above: Hiroi isawa Box 2b. Tatishita Jumbo Tosai Goshiki, Tancho Goshiki,Doitsu Sanke, to 30cm. Price guide - £175.00 - 195.00
Above: Hiroi isawa Box 2c. Tatishita Jumbo Tosai Goshiki, Doitsu Sanke, Gin Rin Goshiki, Doitsu Tancho Sanke to 30cm. Price guide £175.00 - 195.00
Above: Sakuma box 1. Jumbo Tosai Tancho Kohaku and Kohaku to 35cm. Price guide - £295.00
Above: Sakuma box 2. Tatishita Jumbo Tosai Tancho Kohaku and Gin Rin Showa to 35cm. Price guide £295.00
Above: Sakuma box 3a1. Tategoi Gin Rin Showa female 28cm. Price guide - £595.00
Above: Sakuma box 3a1. Tategoi Gin Rin Showa female 34cm. Price guide - £595.00
Above: Sakuma box 3a3. Tategoi Gin Rin Showa female 30cm. Price guide - £595.00
Above: Sakuma box 3b1. Tategoi Gin Rin Showa male 32cm. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Sakuma box 3b2. Tategoi Gin Rin Showa male 33cm. Price guide - £495.00
Its been a very productive trip for us, and the support we have had from you - our customers - has been great - thank you all so much for following our blog and for reserving Koi. Apologies also if you have had trouble getting through to the office from time to time and reserving what you wanted, but with the 9 hour time difference communications between myself and the office is inevitably somewhat disjointed. A number of you have expressed interest in the smaller Koi purchased on the trip, but past experiences have taught us that trying to correctly identify and reserve a specific Koi in a box of say 20 or more juvenilles is nigh on impossible. We have ended up sending out the wrong Koi to customers causing more problems and frustration and selecting like this just doesnt work! We appreciate that not everyone can easily visit us to see the new Koi when they arrive, so the plan is to allow the new Koi to settle in, then picture them in groups of 8-10 so that it becomes much easier to identify individual Koi. So for those of you wanting the smaller Koi - please be patient a little longer. Actually it would also be very helpful to us if those of you who have reserved smaller Koi, where there are several similar types in the bowl, could email us marked up pictures of the bowl with the koi you have reserved - this way we can be sure we have the right specimen. The first shipment of the new Koi should be available to view on 8th May, but please keep your eye on the web site and we will confirm as soon as we can. I very much look forward to seeing you again soon to view the new collection!.