Fussa Firefly Festival

Firefly

When: 21/06/14: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Fussa Hotaru Park, Ushihama Station

June brought along rainy season and a short visit from fireflies – catch them while you can. The ephemeral creatures tend to prefer marshes and wet, wooded areas such as riverbanks, and emerge during a short period in June, after hibernating for a long winter. In Japanese, fireflies are called hotaru, and just like cherry blossoms or the autumn’s changing leaves, they’re a seasonal occurrence you don’t want to miss. Although you can view the insects in their natural habitat in different parts of Tokyo, the city of Fussa actually breeds and releases its own fireflies, a species named Genji. This is the 49th annual festival, and while the short-lived glowing wonders only appear around 8pm, visitors are welcome for an all-day celebration, complete with the usual festival fare. Fussa Hotaru Park is a five-minute walk from Ushihama Station on the Ome Line and Kumagawa Station on the JR Itsukaichi Line.

Fussa Firefly Festival

More information: http://www.fussakanko.jp/pa0206.html

How much: Free

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