Firefly Festival in Shinkamigoto

上五島 ホタル祭り

Firefly Festival in Shinkamigoto Witness the dance of Kamigoto's luminous wonders
Date
Late May to Early June

OVERVIEW

Every year along the quiet stretches of rivers that run through Shinkamigoto town, the skies and forests fill with the blinking lights of a thousand fireflies.

Aiko-kawa is probably Shinkamigoto's most popular spot for firefly-viewing and photography. The spot is also known as the hometown of fireflies. Its tranquil atmosphere is the perfect place to appreciate this transient summer phenomenon. After a stroll along the river, you can also enjoy some ice cream and drinks from a vendor at the entrance.

Do help keep the peaceful environment friendly for both the fireflies and other visitors! Please refrain from speaking loudly or shining lights on viewing spots.

AREA
Goto Islands
CATEGORY
Festivals & Traditional Culture
Nature
INFORMATION
Fees Admission is free!
Access information Ferries, fast boats, and hydrofoil are available from Nagasaki City, Sasebo, Hakata (Fukuoka), and other Goto islands.

Once there, a car or taxi would be the best form of transport. Some hotels may offer bus rides to Aiko River; various other viewing spots that are accessible on foot are also available.
Open hours The best viewing time is after sunset.

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