last updated 6th June 2017
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/May 2017.
26th April - 5th May
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 - DROPBOX. To view these please email us at email@example.com requesting a video link so that we can give you access. Or simply click View the videos which should take you straight there. No downloading is necessary so access is fast. We will also be loading videos straigh on to our Facebook page - apologies if you are not particularly Facebook literate - join the club - but posting picys and videos is quick and easy and finding them to view is also easy so I have had to move with the times!
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
Our Blog has moved!
We are now writing our daily Blog on Facebook, simply to save me time and keep me sane. Upating both web pages and Facebook every day takes hours and so we have decided to post still pictures on the this, the Japan trips page of the main web site and the Blog and videos on Facebook and DROBOX. So please follow us here if you enjoyed reading the blog!
Above: Mix Jumbo Tosai Price guide - £95.00 - £125.00
Above: Kikasui, Yamatonishiki and Kohaku Price guide - £475.00
Above: Sansai female Shiro Utsuri Price guide - £475.00
Above: Inside Hoshikins new Fish House
Above: Ofuchi box 1. Nisai Chagoi, Kujaku, Budo Goromo and Kin Matsuba. Price guide - £195.00
Above: Ofuchi box 2. Nisai Kin Ki Utsuri (40cm), Kujaku, Kin Matsuba, Budo Goromo and Tancho Ochiba. Price guide - £150.00 - £395.00
Above: Ofuchi Box 5. Beautiful Sansai female Kohaku 65cm. Price guide - £1275.00
Above: Ofuchi Box 3. Absolutely fab female Yonsai Kujaku 70cm. Price guide - £1895.00
Above: Yamezaki box 1. Nisai Lemon Hariwake, Gin Shiro, Gin Rin Ochiba, and Gin Rin Hi Utsuri. Price guide - £275.00
Above: Yamezaki box 2. Nisai Shiro Utsuri, Kin Matsuba, Ochiba, Doitsu Purachina and Gin Rin Hi Utsuri. Price guide - £275.00
Above: Shinoda box 1, Mix Jumbo Tosai, Gin Rin Showa, Doitsu Sanke, Doitsu Showa, Doitsu Kohaku. Price guide - £95.00-125.00
Above: Kaneko box 1. Super Sansai female Showa. Price guide - £975.00
Above: Iwashita box 1, Tancho Kohaku, Beni Kikokuryu, Shusui, Asagi, Kikasui. Price guide - £275.00 Asagi, Tancho £395.00, others £325.00
Above: Torazo box 1. Jumbo Tosai Tateshita Kohaku and Tancho. Price guide - £195.00 - £225
Above: Otsuke box 1, Hi Utsuri female 55cm. Price guide - £895.00
Above: Seki box 1. Doitsu Ochiba, Snow Asagi and Kikokuryu. Price guide - £195.00 - £295.00
Above: Kase box 3, Sansai Showa female 55cm. Price guide - £795.00
Above: Mushigame/Yamakoshi area of the Niigata mountains
Above: Mr S box 1, Showa and Gin Rin Yamabuki. Price guide - £295.00 Showa, £225 Yamabuki
Yamabuki 2nd from top in box above reserved
Above: Hoshikin box 1. Tateshita Jumbo Tosai Kohaku and Showa. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Mr T box 1, Kujaku female 55cm and Kindai Showa 53cm Price guide - £995.00 Showa. £1395.00 Kujaku
Above: Mr T box 2. Showa female 58cm. Price guide - £1695.00
Above: Marusaka box 1A, Sanke and Doitsu Kohaku. Price guide - £225.00 - £275
All Koi in box above reserved
Above: Marusaka box 1B, Sanke and Doitsu Kohaku. Price guide - £225.00 - £275.00
Above: Marusaka box 2, Doitsu Kin Showa female 58cm. Price guide - £2955.00
Above: Ofuchi Box 8c Beni Kikokuryu. Price guide - £395.00
Above: Ofuchi box 6, Kohaku female Yonsai 60cm. Price guide - £1195.00
Above: Ofuchi Box 7 Kohaku female 59cm Yonsai. Price guide - £1195.00
Above: Ofuchi Box 8a, Kumonryu female. Price guide - £395.00
Above: Ofuchi Box 8b, Tategoi Beni Kikokuryu. Price guide - £395.00
Above: Sakuma box 1. Mix Go Sanke Jumbo Tosai Price guide - £95.00
All Kohaku and two Tancho in box above reserved
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Gin Rin Showa (female). Price guide - £495.00
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Gin Rin Showa (male). Price guide - £395.00
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Hi Showa. Price guide - £395.00
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Sanke. Price guide - £495.00
Sanke in box above reserved
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Tateshita Kohaku female 41cm. Price guide - £695.00
Kohaku in box above reserved
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Tancho Kohakus. Price guide - £295.00
Above: Sakuma Jumbo Tosai Tancho Showa. Price guide - £495.00
Koi above reserved
Above: Sakuma box 4a Gin Rin Kohaku nisai female 45 cm. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Sakuma box 4 b. Doitsu Showa Nisai Price guide - £395.00
Above: Hiroi box 1 b. Gin Rin Goshiki nisai. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Hiroi box 1a. Doitsu Sanke Nisai Price guide - £495.00
Above: Hiroi box 1 c. Gin Rin Tancho Showa Price guide - £695.00
Above: Mount Fuji from the Kofu to Shizuoka express.
Above: Mat box 1 a. Kujaku and Gin Rin Yamabuki. Price guide - £295.00
Above: Mat box 1 b. Shiro Utusri, Goshiki and Kujaku. Price guide - £125.00.
Kujaku and Goshiki in box above reserved
Above: Mat box 2. Mix Tosai. Price guide - £35.00 - £60.00
Above: Takegawa box 1. Female Maretan Kohaku 67cm Yonsai. Price guide £1895.00
Koi above reserved
Above: Omosako Box 1 a. Jumbo Tosai Tateshita Shiro Utsuri. Price guide - £395.00
Above: Omosako Box 1 b. Jumbo Tosai Tateshita Shiro Utsuri. Price guide £195.00
Above: Omosako Box 2. Nisai Shiro Utsuri, Gin Rin Shiro Utsuri and Kujaku. Price guide - £395.00
Above: Omosako Box 3. Jumbo Nisai Shiro Utsuri. Price guide £2795.00
Both Shiros now reserved
Above: Oyama Box 1 a. Nisai Showa. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Oyama Box 1 b. Nisai Showa. Price guide - £495.00
Above: Oyama Box 1 c. Nisai Showa. Price guide - £495.00
Showa above reserved
Above: Oyama Box 2. Jumbo Tosai Showa, Tancho Showa, Tancho Kujaku. Price guide - £125.00
Both Tancho Kujaku in box above reserved, 3 x Showa in Box above reserved
Our Blog has moved!
We are now writing our daily Blog on Facebook, simply to save me time and keep me sane. Upating both web pages and Facebook every day takes hours and so we have decided to post still pictures on the this, the Japan trips page of the main web site and the Blog and videos on Facebook and DROPBOX. So please follow us here if you enjoyed reading the blog!
Once again it has been a very productive, and we think successful buying trip. We have found many super Koi, and even though we did not by any means get everything that our customers had asked for, we also saw and purchased varieties that we did not expect to see. As usual with these trips, we find some breeders have lots of stock, and are even still harvesting new stocks, whilst others have virtualy no stocks whatsoever. There are many reasons for this. But because we always visit so many farms all over Japan, we still have seen an enormous number of quality Koi. Thanks to all who follow our trips, and to those who purchase our new Koi especially - the buzz and excitement that these trips generate and your very positive reactions make it so worthwhile. The new Koi arrive in two shipments, the first will arrive and be on show next week from the 12th May. We look forward to catching up with many of you again soon!