Take a romantic boat ride through thousands of pink lotuses in the interconnected freshwater lake, Lake Izunuma-Uchimura between Tome and Kurihara、a city in the Miyagi prefecture. The lake, which attract nature lovers in Japan is a Natural Monument and Japan’s second Ramsar site for its birdlife and wetland habitat, featuring over 200 species of birds and fishes and nearly 500 types of plants, including water lily and lotus varieties. In 1996, the sound of the Izunuma-Uchinuma greater white-fronted goose was selected as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan by the Ministry of the Environment.
In the summer, flowering lotuses cover 75% of the surface of the lake. The 20-30 minutes rides are operated by local fishermen during the festival, where you can enjoy the stanning view of the blanket of lilies and lotuses. The best times to see the flowers are the early morning when skies are most likely to be clear and sunny and the lotus flowers are in full bloom.
Lotus Festival July 20-August 30, 2019
Dates: July 20, 2019 ~ August 31, 2019
Times: 8AM ~ 4PM (duration: 30 minutes)
Prices: 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for children, discounts for groups of 20
Location: Lake Izunuma-Uchimura: Hasamachonitta, Tome, Miyagi 989-4601