- Late May to Early June
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.
- Goto Islands
- Festivals & Traditional Culture
|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.|