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Karasuma Peninsula in Kusatsu. There is a large lotus pond behind the windmill.
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Entrance to Mizunomori garden (Suisei Shokubutsu Koen Mizu no Mori). Open 9 am to 5 pm (enter by 4:30 pm). Closed Mon. MAP
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Huge lotus pond at Karasuma Peninsula in Kusatsu, Shiga. Blooms in summer which can be very hot.
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The lotus blooms in July. In 1975, there was only 4 hectares. Now, it covers 13 hectares.
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Lotus pond at Karasuma Peninsula.
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Mt. Mikami in background of lotus pond in Kusatsu.
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Lotus species is called Karasumasan.
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Lotus at Karasuma Peninsula in Kusatsu.
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Water lilies and Lotus Pavilion.
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Lotus Pavilion indoor water garden
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Water lilies.
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Even outside Mizunomori, more lotus hug the lakeshore in summer.
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Kusatsu Dream Windmill supplies power to the Lotus Pavilion at Mizunomori. It is 95 meters tall up to the top of the blade tip. The diameter of the blades is 70 meters. Rated output is 1500 Kw.
   
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