In a city that’s always moving, sometimes we need a break and one of the options you have is to head over to Tokyo’s urban oasis, the Shinobazu Pond.
Shinobazu Pond is a large natural pond located in Ueno Park, and is one of the many charming green oases in Tokyo. This large pond is known as a spot where young couples would sneak and spend their time together in the Edo-era – it actually shows in many artworks from that time as well.
The surface of the pond is coated in lush greenery, so thick in places that you can no longer see the water beneath it – and they called this pond the lotus pond. The lotus flower is associated with purity and beauty in Buddhist and Hindu cultures, respectively. It gives the flower a sort of exotic and majestic mystique.
At Lotus pond, lotuses come into full bloom every year in July – August, it attracts many visitors in the morning when the flowers open as a beautiful sight in summer season by the gorgeous contrast of their bright green leaves and large pink flowers. Please be reminded that lotuses only open up from around 7:00 to 9:00 in the morning. This means that all the flowers close themselves come noon. So if you would like to see them for yourself, you will definitely need to wake up early, but the view is well worth the effort!
Also, Shinobazu Pond is divided into three sections :
- Lotus Pond, is the first and the most common section – during the summer the pond is almost completely covered in lotus flowers, including a few species found nowhere else in Japan.
- Duck Pond, is the second section, which provides a habitat for ducks and hundreds of birds. Bird-watchers will enjoy the numerous winged creatures that flock there each season.
- Boat Pond, is the third constitutes and has boat rentals for those wanting a relaxing ride.
If you want to visit this place, the fastest way to reach Ueno Park is by riding the train to Ueno station on either the JR Line or on the Keisei Line. The park can also be reached from the Nazu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, or from the Ueno-Okachimachi Station on the Oedo Subway Line. The pond is also a short walk from Ueno-Hirokoji Station on the Ginza Subway Line.
After a long and tiring day of strolling and wandering around Shinobazu Pond, the next thing one would be looking forward to is a warm and cozy place to recharge and refuel to be on the go the next day.
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