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Shinobazu Pond, Taito

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#29 of 254 in Parks in Tokyo
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Enjoy a boat ride and see more than 20 species of lotuses in Shinobazu Pond, a natural pond with a circumference of 2 km (1.4 mi). Having changed form several times through the ages, today the pond features three distinct areas, each with a specific feature. At Lotus Pond, snap pictures of the thick covering of peaceful plants covering the surface. Rent a rowboat or swan boat for a spin around Boat Pond. Cormorant Pond, which borders a zoo, is a habitat for many water birds, such as tufted ducks, pochards, and northern pintails. Take a walk over the bridge and visit the island with a temple that lies at the center of the lake. By using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Shinobazu Pond and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • This is a lovely little oasis in the center of one of the busiest districts in Tokyo. If you are lucky you will see the local man who comes here almost every day to feed the sparrows, they come and si...  more »
  • Shinobazu Pond lotus flowers from late July until 8 months early bloom seems to. Please come to see early because the flowers slowly open from early in the morning and close in the morning. Diameter 25 cm large flower blooming in the pond landscape is beautiful, was fantastic.
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  • The pond is part of Ueno park, and about a 7 minute walk from the Ueno train station. About half of the pond is covered in giant water lillies, so it looks more like a field than a pond in that sectio...  more »
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  • Lovely park and pond area. Very busy. Make sure to visit the bird man and have the sparrows eat from your hand. We took one of the swan boats for a half hour and peddled around the pond. There are a lot of other people but we never had an issue with running into anyone. Staff were friendly and easy going - they told us the time we needed to get back. Foreigners beware: The boats are small so getting in and out is difficult, and if you have long legs the boats may be cramped. It makes it more of an adventure.
  • Lots of scenic places for photos. Shrine nearby for prayer card purchase. Pedal or row boats for rent. Lilly filled pond also full of carp and turtles. Birds beg for food. Zoo nearby.
  • Very nice spot in Ueno. The swan boute cost $800 ¥ the 30 minutes and the regular ones 600¥ the hour. Is a fun thing to do and rest from the city
  • A amazing place in the heart of the city. It is so beautiful especially when you are surrounded by load of building and a dense city. You can finally breath. The view on the city is wide and beautiful.
  • Love the atmosphere of this park.. It can refresh ur brain after done a school exams. Lol Or chill out with ur friends..

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