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Experience the Magic of the Lotus & Water Lily Festival 2024 🌸

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If you’re planning a trip to Okinawa this summer, or if you’re lucky enough to be in the area, you won’t want to miss the “Lotus & Water Lily Festival 2024” at the Southeast Botanical Gardens. This year’s festival will be hosted from June 15 through September 1, offering a perfect blend of nature and creativity under the warm Okinawa sun.

Why Visit? 🌿

The Southeast Botanical Gardens, known for its vast and vibrant flora, comes alive particularly in the summer when the lotus flowers bloom. The garden, encircled by palm trees and clear skies, provides a stunning backdrop to the delicate lotus and water lilies thriving in the ponds. It’s a sight that beautifully captures the essence of tropical serenity.

What’s Happening? 🎨🌺

Botanical Tours

Take part in the “Botanical Tour,” an exploratory adventure designed to engage all your senses. It’s a chance to get up close with the lotus and water lilies, understand their growth, and appreciate their beauty in a whole new way.

Lotus Tote Bag Workshop

Feeling creative? Join in on the fun at the Lotus Tote Bag Workshop. For a small fee, you can design and take home your very own lotus-themed tote bag—a perfect souvenir from your visit.

Lotus Seed Parfait

Indulge in the unique flavors of the Lotus Seed Parfait, a seasonal treat that promises to delight your taste buds. Its chestnut-like texture makes it a refreshing snack to enjoy as you stroll through the garden.

Special Features 🌅

Early Morning Openings:
To catch the lotus flowers at their best, the gardens open at 7 AM on weekends and holidays. They even offer a complimentary lotus tea for those who visit early, allowing you to sip and savor the calm of the morning.

Paradise Taiwan Breakfast:
Available only on weekends and holidays during the festival, this special breakfast at the garden’s restaurant includes Taiwanese porridge and dim sum—starting your day with a delicious twist.

Important Details 📅

Location: Southeast Botanical Gardens, 2146 Chibana, Okinawa City, Okinawa Prefecture [ Google Pin ]

Dates: June 15, 2024, to September 1, 2024 (Note: Closed on July 7 for maintenance)

Business Hours: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (Last entry at 5:30 PM; Opens at 7:00 AM on weekends and holidays)

Experience Program Prices:

  • Morning Cool Botanical Tour: ¥500 per person, advance reservations available
  • Original Lotus Tote Bag Making: ¥300

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, the Lotus & Water Lily Festival offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and artistic activities available at one of Okinawa’s premier botanical gardens.

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