Yokohama's Beautiful Lotus Pond

Japan's prettiest flower in peaceful Sankei-en Garden

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

If you are planning a trip to Japan, but are not sure which season would be best, consider mid-July to mid-August if you'd like to see ponds full of the world's most beautiful flower: the Japanese Lotus. Large, soft and leafy, it is a perfect combination of lovely pink petals and wide, detailed, green leaves. There are a few places in Kanagawa and Tokyo that have lotus ponds, including Ueno Park, Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura, and this one here at Sankei-en Garden in Yokohama. Early mornings are best when all is serene and peaceful.

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: Contact me: