Mizu-no-Mori Water Botanical Garden

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Upper water lily pond at the Kusatsu City Aquatic Botanical Gardens
Photo: Water lily pond – Greg Peterson / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Also known as Kusatsu Aquatic Botanical Garden, the Mizu-no-Mori Water Botanical Garden is a wonder for flora enthusiasts. Located in Shiga Prefecture on the southeastern shore of Lake Biwa, this botanical garden specialized in aquatic plants and is especially renowned for its lotus displays. Mizu-no-Mori means “water forest” and it’s easy to see why this treasure trove of plants invokes curiosity and glee from visitors.


The Mizu-no-Mori Water Botanical garden is currently closed due to Covid-19. 



1091 Oroshimocho, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-0001 (Map) (Directions)


Temporary closure

Opening Hours (during normal operation)

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:30
Thursday 9:00 - 16:30
Friday 9:00 - 16:30
Saturday 9:00 - 16:30
Sunday 9:00 - 16:30
Holidays 9:00 - 16:30

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General Amenities

  • Baby-friendly
  • Nursing rooms
  • Restroom
  • Free parking


  • Restaurant


Take the bus bound for Lake Biwa Art Museum at Kusatsu Station and get off at the Mizu-no-Mori stop. It takes about 25 minutes.

Mizu-no-Mori Water Botanical Garden


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