Visit Higashi-izu Hot Spring village for a wonderful glittering night of firefly.
category: eastern-izu, nature-sites, parks, upcoming-events
The schedule of eleventh firefly event has been decided!
It is Sunday (2013) for from Saturday, June 1 to 16th for 2,013 years
From 19:30 to 21:00 (last admission 20:25)
* Rain out
* Visitors are asked to donate 200 yen for the purpose of “firefly culture”.
Place: Takegasawa Park, Oka Hot spring, Higashi-izu.
846, Okawa, Higashiizu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka
It is a 20-minute walk from Izukyu Izu-Okawa Station
The “Glittering Night of Firefly” with the fantastic dance of firefly, mysterious beauty, take away the noise blast out by the urban life, let you spend a peaceful and restful time.
In addition to the firefly show, you can also enjoy events such as “lantern walking” and “firefly bazaar” etc.
We kindly ask for your courtesy to donate 200 yen for the purpose of “firefly culture”. The donation can be made at the Firefly bus or at the event venue.
* Due to the limited park spaces, buses coming form outside of the county are not allowed to park in the parking lot. Please use the trains instead of buses.
We hope you will come to Higashi-izu and enjoy this wonderful event.
Information on Okawa Hot Spring and Takegasawa Park as the main venue of the event.
It was the annex of the former member of prefectural assembly Kimura’s with the clear water and pond
Natural garden which lets you feel the four seasons when “bamboo ka swamp Park” is beautiful in Japan.
This park which can enjoy time when we feel seasonal breath to change and drift relaxedly. When it is a season, firefly flies are dancing upon the clear stream.
“Lantern walk” and “firefly City” such as local local article for sale sale to walk with lantern in darkness last night during event period of firefly admiration appear and are full.
The firefly is a dream of quarter of century
Tadashi Inaba from Okawa Onsen Tourist Association
It has been more than 30 years since the first Firefly even took place at the Takegasawa Park..
I am really glad to see that with the help from the county government and the courtesy of the land owner, Mr. Kimura, the beautiful pond of Takegasawa park, which I have been familiar with since my childhood, has become a famous spot for firefly watching and culturing. The pond was chosen as the “Top 100 waterside of the Shizuoka Prefecture”. However, the culturing of fireflies requires enormous time and labors, now several members of the Tourist Association are taking care of them on a switch-once-a-week base, responsible for doing everyday watering and cultivating. The whole year hard works of management and energy pouring are all dedicate for the Firefly event hold at every June.
A firefly spent 9 month in the water during it’s larva time, eat a lot of Semisulcospira libertina for living. Do you know that when a firefly become a imago, it will stop eating any thing. The students from local elementary school discharge about more than 5,000 larvae of firefly at March each year. Of course I think there are also lot of wild naturally born fireflies living in the river.
The most amazing attraction of the Firefly show at the Takegasawa park is that you can see the glittering lights all reflecting on the face of the water. I, myself am fascinated by this really beautiful scene.
Higashiizu-cho Tourist Association
Phone number: 0557-95-0700
* Please make sure the info you see is the latest in advance.