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Skunk Cabbages at Imori Pond

Skunk Cabbages (mizubasho)

Every spring around the beginning of April, the mizubasho (skunk cabbages) come into bloom at Imori Pond. Don’t let the name of this plant put you off. These beautiful flowers plants grow in the shallow water areas around the pond and have a distinct beautiful white flower.

Imori Pond is one of the most scenic places to see these plants due to the stunning backdrop of Mt Myoko.

About Skunk Cabbages

Skunk cabbages are a herbaceous perennial that grow about 60-70cm tall, with strongly veined, green glossy leaves. In spring they have a fragrant, pointed white spathe that protects a central yellow spadix.

The asian skunk cabbage.

This scenic spring spot is very popular, especially as the blooming usually coincides with the Japanese golden week holidays period. The restaurant is also open. Bashouen is very popular as they offer a delicious all you can eat soba noodle and tempura menu.

To get to Imori Pond by bus check our local bus page.

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1-Day Hike in Togakushi & Myoko

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SETSUGEKKA RESORT TRAIN

The Setsugekka is a luxurious resort train with large panoramic windows that travels from the mountainous area of Myoko to Itoigawa on the coast of Japan.

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Kanzuri Tour

Learn the history of Kanzuri, a famous traditional fermented seasoning made in Myoko. Tasting included in the tour.

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E-Bike Cycling Tour

Explore the natural beauty of the areas around Lake Nojiri on an e-bike with a knowledgable local guide.

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