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Shinobazu Pond, Taito

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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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  • We went here while the cherry blossoms were blooming and it was gorgeous. It's a great mix of nature, fun with boats, and nearby temples. There are also toilets nearby which is always a plus. We spent...  more »
  • Nearby Ueno Park, you can walk through this pond. The sakura trees stand around pond. When Sakura blossum, this area will have a good scene.  more »
  • This is a lovely pond in Ueno park. you can hire a paddle boat and enjoy a little bit of exercise on the water or you can just relax and watch the endless array of water lilies at sunset.  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.
  • After walking through all the street food vendors, I highly recommend snagging a bench by the lake to watch all the paddle boaters and swan boats. They're pretty cheap if you want to rent one yourself, though I don't remember the exact price. Come spring there's some Cherry blossoms along the lake edge as well!
  • 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.
  • Through it tends to be way to crowded on weekends, a stroll during quieter times is really pleasant, especially at night. Just don't disturb the lovers on the benches.