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Fireflies Festival in Tokyo

Fireflies Festival in Tokyo

From the end of May and throughout June is the firefly season in Japan. Watching the fireflies or genji-botaru (ゲ ン ジ ボ タ ル, laciola) is a Japanese tradition you probably do not know, but it is one of the characteristics of Japanese summers. It can be a little difficult to see wild fireflies in central Tokyo, but many places with lush vegetation creates a perfect environment for the reproduction of its delicate insects and allow you to enjoy the beautiful sights of these scintillating points at night.
Note that it is extremely important to be calm when approaching the fireflies, and do not use flash during photo shoots.
Here is a list of our recommendations, where you can enjoy the fireflies in Tokyo, as in “Grave of the Fireflies” (火垂るの墓, Hotaru no haka?) Japanese animated film from Isao Takahata of Ghibli. Most of the websites are in Japanese, please contact us to book.