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Lotuses and Lanterns at Shinobazu Pond

The video “TOKYO JAPAN Lotus Flowers in Tokyo Ueno park, lantern floating event at Shinobazu pond” (TOKYO JAPAN Lotus Flowers in Tokyo 上野公園・不忍池のハスと灯ろう流し 東京観光 花の名所案内), was created by “Discover Nippon.”

Lotuses blooming on Shinobazu pond at Ueno park in Taito, Tokyo is a popular summer sight. We'll talk about the beautiful lotuses at Shinobazu pond as well as sightseeing information around the area.
In the video, you can see the beautiful lotuses on Shinobazu pond and the lantern floating event along with relaxing music.

The Beautiful Lotuses at Shinobazu Pond, Ueno Park

Image of Shinobazu pond at Ueno park
Photo:Shinobazu pond at Ueno park

Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park is famous for its lotuses, which create a fantastic scene in the summer.
It has a long history, and the lotuses in Ueno Park were once depicted in ukiyoe during the Edo period (1603-1868).

You can take a closer look at the flowers from the "Lotus observation zone."
Every lotus is unique, and it's fun to take a close look at the differences between each flower.
You can see the beautiful lotuses in the beginning of the video.
The turtles swimming elegantly in the pond will help you forget your everyday troubles.

On Benten Island in Shinobazu Pond, there is a hexagonal pagoda called a Bentendo, which is a must-see attraction.
It's introduced in the video at 2:15.
The best time to see the lotuses differs from year to year, so we recommend checking the bloom conditions before visiting Ueno Park.

The Traditional Japanese Event “Toro Nagashi”

Image of Toro Nagashi
Photo:Toro Nagashi

When the lotuses are in full bloom, the "Ueno Summer Festival" is held at Ueno park.
Toro nagashi (paper lantern floating) produces an amazing atmosphere.
The purpose of Toro nagashi in summer, is to send off the spirits of one's ancestors.

Check out the video at 2:31 to see the lanterns floating on Shinobazu pond after sunset.
This beautiful scene is quite moving.

Recommended Route for Ueno Park

Image of Shinobazu pond, Ueno Park
Photo:Shinobazu pond, Ueno Park

The lotuses blooming on the surface of Shinobazu pond is the epitome of the summer season.
You can also use a paddle boat to explore the pond.
It's nice to see the different seasons at Shinobazu pond as there are a variety of different features, including cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.

Ueno park features several different museums with plenty to see.
Ueno zoo is the oldest zoo in Japan, with over 3,000 animals, including the very popular pandas.
There are also many hidden gems, such as museums and art galleries scattered throughout the city.
Visit the Hanazono Inari Shrine or the Gojoten Shrine, 2 "Power Shrines" in the area.

Summary of Lotuses and Lanterns at Shinobazu Pond

In Ueno Park, there are many sightseeing spots where you can enjoy the unique Japanese atmosphere. Observe the beautiful flowers and visit the temples. Enjoy the video and see the beauty of Ueno Park, which is located right in the middle of the big city, Tokyo.

◆Ueno Park◆
【Address】 Ikenohata 3-chome, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
【Access】A 2 minute walk from Ueno station on the JR, Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hibiya lines, and a 1 minute walk from Keisei Ueno station on the Keisei line.
【Hours】 5 am to 11 pm
【Telephone No.】03-3828-5644

【Tripadvisor】Shinobazu Pond

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Last Updated : Mar. 1, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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