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Jun. 2016

June-Strolling among waterside flowers

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In japan, June is the start of summer.
This is a time when the lake shore displays many vividly colored flowers.

●Lake Yogo Hydrangea Garden (Yogoko Ajisai-en)●
As Lake Yogo has a calm surface, it is also known as “Mirror Lake.” About 10,000 hydrangea shrubs grow along the shore. (Hydrangea flowers are at their best from late Jun. to early Jul.)

A 30-min. walk from JR Hokuriku Line [Yogo Sta.].
Rental bicycles (500 yen per bicycle) are also available at [Yogo Sta.].
Okubiwako Sightseeing Association TEL:0749-82-5909

●Biwako Otsukan (Yanagasaki Kohan Park)●
Biwako Otsukan is an early modern structure facing Lake Biwa. It has a restaurant café, and the adjoining English Garden offers visitors a display of roses and other flowers.
(Roses are at their best from mid-May to early June.)

10-min. by bus from JR Biwako Line [Otsu Sta.]
15-min. walk from JR Kosei Line [Otsukyo Sta.].
【English Garden Admission Fee】
Adult 320yen
【Opening Hours】
9:00~18:00 The garden is closed from Dec. through Feb..
Biwako Otsukan TEL:077-511-4187

●Kusatsu City Mizunomori Suisei Botanical Park●
The lake waters spread out on three sides of the park. Visit the Lotus Pavilion, which offers an encounter with diverse aquatic plants, and enjoy flowers in each of the four seasons throughout the park. The shore of Lake Biwa, on the edge of the park, has one of the finest lotus fields in Japan.
<Flowers from spring through summer>Pond lily, lotus, iris, hydrangea, delphinium, marguerite daisy, and more.

From JR Biwako Line [Kusatsu Sta.] ,25-min. by bus to [Mizunomori Stop].
【Admission Fee】
Adult 300yen
【Opening Hours】
9:00~17:00(Visitors are admitted until 16:30)
Closed on Mon. / Year end & New Year (Open daily in summer and during Golden Week)
Kusatsu City Mizunomori Suisei Botanical Park TEL:077-568-2332