Lotus plants at the Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden
The Mizunomori Water Botanical Garden(草津市立水生植物公園みずの森,Kusatsu Shiritsu Suiseishokubutsu Kōen Mizunomori?), also known as the Kusatsu Aquatic Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden specializing in aquatic plants and best known for its extensive lotus display. Mizu-no-mori means "water forest" in Japanese. It is located on Lake Biwa's southeastern shore on the Karasuma Peninsula in Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan, and open daily except Mondays. An admission fee is charged.