Kodaihasu-no-sato (Ancient Lotus Pond)
Kodaihasu literally means "ancient lotus". The seeds of the lotuses excavated during public construction work nearby germinated and blossomed out naturally. It is said that the seeds were approximately 1,400 to 3,000 years old. Kodai-hasu Kaikan is a hall on the site, which grows 120,000 stocks of lotus flowers comprised of 42 different types including the precious ancient lotus flowers germinated from the seeds. The best time to view the flowers is between early in June and early in August. People visiting the site around seven in the morning during the period will be overwhelmed by the mysterious pink pageant of the flowers. Kodai-hasu Kaikan displays a variety of exhibits on lotuses, provides the history of lotus flowers and information on the condition of lotus roots underground, and serves as one of the greatest museums for knowledge on lotuses. The site has a 120-inch screen that shows the flowers in the park in the best season every day, so everyone can enjoy the wonderful spectacle of the park.
2375 Kobari, Gyoda-shi
A city circulating bus service is available from Gyodashi Station (14 minutes to Kodai-hasu no Sato)