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Shinobazu pond, Tokyo
Shinobazu Pond (Japanese: Shinobazu no ike), a pond within Ueno Park in Taito special ward of Tokyo, is a historically prominent feature of Shitamachi, the area of Tokyo next to the Sumida river.
Shinobazu Pond is a feature that often appeared in history and works of art.
Its circumference is nearly 2 kilometers and its surface area 1,100,000 square meters. To the north it borders with the Ueno Zoo, to the east with Keisei Ueno Station, to the south and to the west with Shinobazu Dori, and at its center lies Benten Island (Japanese: Bentenjima) on which stands the Bentendo temple dedicated to goddess Benzaiten.
SOURCE: Y. Shimizu, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from Japan National Tourism Organization. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan should be addressed to Japan National Tourism Office.
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