What to See & Do

Monet's Pond

モネの池(Mone no Ike)

See the pond that’s nicknamed “Monet’s Pond” for its beautiful water lilies, Japanese carp, and crystal-clear turquoise water

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While this pond may be nameless, it sure has caused quite a stir online. Nicknamed “Monet’s Pond,” this spontaneous masterpiece was just an ordinary pond next to Nemichi Shrine until its exposure to social media in 2015.

The water lilies floating in the glass-like water create a picturesque scene that resembles many of the works in Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series. Throw in the colorful Japanese carp that swim under the water lilies, and you can imagine why it is sometimes referred to as “Monet’s Japanese Pond.” The pond becomes even more stunning in the early summer, when the water lily flowers are in full bloom, and in late autumn, when the Japanese maples surrounding the pond turn red.

The pond is somewhat difficult to reach (which is why it was undiscovered for so long), so if you come by car set the GPS to Itadori Flower Park (フラワーパーク板取), which is just in front of the pond. If you want to go by bus make sure to use our guide (Updated April, 2017).
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Address / Map 〒501-2901
Nemichi Shrine, Itadori, Seki Shi, Gifu Ken  |  Map
Price Free
Directions See PDF file for public transportation access guide
Notes There are now three parking lots available to use.