Lotus Blooms at Yakushiike Park

Exquisite pink lotus at a park in Machida

By Cathy Cawood   Aug 3, 2016 - 1 min read

Lotuses bloom in July and August, and there are many places to go and view them. I headed off to my favorite park in Machida, Yakushiike Park, to take some photos. The lotus pond is located at the lower end of the park. Unfortunately there weren't many of the huge pink blooms, but somehow it made the ones I did find all the more exquisite.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @Cathy Cawood

I fell in love with Japan long before I came here in 2003 to teach English, and it has proved to be a lasting romance.  I love the history, the traditional architecture, the food, the strange and sometimes ridiculous contrasts, and the beautiful countryside. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and in Kyoto for nine years, and now I live in Machida in Tokyo. I've traveled a little in Japan, but not nearly as much as I'd like to. I like traveling by train, but my favorite way to travel is bicycle.