Water Lily Exhibition

Seasonal beauty at Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden

Jun 14th
Jul 3rd
Venue: Mizu-no-Mori Water Botanical Garden When: Jun 14th - Jul 3rd 2022

Shiga's Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden is home to over 150 types of water lilies, including both tropical water lilies that reside in greenhouses, and cold-resistant water lilies that take up space in the ponds outside. They typically begin to bloom in early June, and an annual water lily exhibition is scheduled to coincide with this.

The park has become Insta-famous for stunning scenes like this
The park has become Insta-famous for stunning scenes like this (Photo: Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd.)

Along with the myriad of water lilies on display, there will be other blooms to appreciate like the summer favorite of lotus flowers. Refreshments like lotus seed soft serve ice cream will also be available for purchase at the event.

Try a lotus seed soft serve ice cream on your visit
Try a lotus seed soft serve ice cream on your visit (Photo: Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd.)

Admission to the exhibition is ¥300 for adults, ¥150 for those aged 65 years old and over, and ¥250 for High school / university students. Junior high school aged students and younger receive free admission.

Getting there

Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden can be accessed by bus from the JR Kusatsu Station (served by the Tokaido Line and the Kusatsu Line). Take the Ohmi Railway bus bound for Biwako Museum Mizunomori and get off at the Mizunomori stop. The bus travel time is around 25 minutes.

For those who opt to drive, free on-site parking is available.

More info

Find out more about Mizu-no-Mori Water Botanical Garden.

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Kim Author a week ago
A really stunning destination, without a doubt! 😊
Sleiman Azizi 2 weeks ago
Lotus seed ice cream? That would be a first for me.
Kim Author 2 weeks ago
Japan sure does bring some unique ice cream flavors to the table...worst I've seen was shirasu 🤣