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Expo’70 Commemorative Park - Souchoukanreikai & Zoubihai

Lotus flowers in the Japanese garden begin to bloom in late June. Beautiful flowers come out early in the morning and close in the afternoon. It is only early in the morning when you can watch flowers gradually open. Souchoukanreikai will be held in July when 1,200 lotus flowers of 26 varieties are at their best.
The Japanese garden opens at 6 a.m. on the days of Souchoukanreikai where you can appreciate cool flowers blooming all over the lotus pond.

Zobihai and sample tasting of Lotus Sake will be held on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during the event. Zobihai, which literally means elephant nose shaped bowl, is to serve Sake onto a lifted up lotus leaf with a hole and to drink it from the end of the long stem. It began to be called Zobihai because the drinking figure looks like an elephant’s nose. The event is popular as one of the methods to relieve summer’s heat. Lotus Sake has a lotus scent, made by dipping lotus stem into sake. It features fresh taste.

“Hasu-an,” a seasonal food restaurant, located by the lotus pond will be open early in the morning on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during the event. They serve porridge meal with lotus seed (900 yen, max. 150 meals a day). In addition, a mini concert by artists will also be held. Let’s wake up early and enjoy the Japanese garden in the morning!

Dates: Friday, July 7, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017 and Friday, July 14, 2017 to Monday, July 17, 2017(holiday)
Please note Zobihai, sample tasting of Lotus Sake and Hasu-an are not available on Fridays.
Time:6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Admission::Adult 250 yen, Elementary school and junior high school student: 70 yen
Place:Expo’70 Commemorative Park (including Japanese garden and Lotus pond)
*Lotus pond of the Japanese garden* 1-1 Senribanpakukoen, Suita City, Osaka Prefecture 565-0826
Acess:Approx. 10-minute walk from east gate of Bampaku-kinen-koen station on Osaka Monorail.
Contact:General information center of Expo’70 Commemorative Park
Phone: +81-6-6877-7387