The stalks grow tall and straight (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

Yokohama's Beautiful Lotus Pond

Japan's prettiest flower in peaceful Sankei-en Garden

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! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...