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Ancient Lotus in Bloom | GYODA
June 15 @ 07:00 - August 4 @ 16:30Yen400
Ancient Lotus, Kodai Hasu No Sato, Gyoda
Saturday June 15th to August to Sunday August 4th 2019
Kodai Hasu No Sato ~ Ancient Lotus Flower Park
Kodai Hasu no Sato is a public park in Gyoda city. It was developed to showcase the ancient lotus that were found in the area a few years ago. Before the seeds where found (on an industrial site) it was believed that this particular variety of lotus was extinct.
The lotus flowers are famous in the flower world and people come from far and wide to view these miraculous blooms, but on a larger tourism scale the park is actually probably best known for its rice field art (click for event information). The rice field art is usually visible shortly after the lotus are finished.
Ancient Lotus Flowers at Kodai Hasu no Sato
There are 120,000 lotus flowers in Kodai No Sato, of 42 different varieties. Generally they bloom from mid June until end of July with a few lingering into August. They are at the front of the park beside the observation tower.
Ancient Lotus Flower viewing
The park is free in. Parking is charged during the lotus flower season between the hours of 5 am and 2 pm. It costs 500 yen for a regular car and 1500 yen for a mini van or larger. The tower costs 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children over six years old. Children under six years old can enter the tower for free.
The park is open 24 hours but the car park doesn’t open until 5 am. The tower opens from 7 am to 4.30 pm with last entry at 4 pm.
The tower is an observation tower. You can see the lotus (and in August the rice art) from the observation deck. More information about the park, the rice paddy art and the observation tower:
Between June 15th and July 28th there is a shuttle bus that goes from JR Gyoda station to Kodai Hasu No Sato. It costs 200 yen for adults, 100 yen for children. It takes about twenty minutes. On the way back to the station please note the bus also stops at Sakitama and Gyoda City Bus Terminal so the journey is slightly longer. Click here for bus timetable.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.