Shinobazu Pond

Travel Information

Shinobazu Pond (不忍池) is a pond located in Ueno Park. There are three ponds and in the middle of the ponds, there are Benen Island and its shrine. Shinobazu Pond is very popular for its Lotus. During the middle of July, all ponds except boat pond are covered by huge green leaves and beautiful Lotus flowers.

Tourist Info.
There is a parking.
Boat riding: Low Boat 600 yen per hour. Cycling Boat, 600 per 30min. Swan Boat: 700 yen per 30min.

0. at Ueno Station
1. walk west (10 min.)

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Map around Shinobazu Pond

Detailed Travel Guide

Shinobazu Pond

Shinobazu pond was formed as a lagoon lake of Tokyo Bay about 1800 years ago. In 15th century, the pond was already called Shinobazu Pond.

In 1625, by the order of Edo Government, Kaneiji Temple was built in here. Tenkai, the founder of the temple, set Shinobazu pond as Lake Biwa, and built a small island, called Benten Island as Chikubu Island of Lake Biwa. He built Benten Shrine on that island.