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The firefly watching
ホタル観賞 / ほたるかんしょう


Enjoy the glow of fireflies on a romantic early summer night!


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Fireflies are the symbol that reminds everyone of early summer in Japan, and firefly watching is one of the popular pastimes for Japanese people from old times.
We'll introduce the facilities where you can watch fireflies in Hamamatsu and around the city.

Point!
The times you can watch fireflies may change depending on the conditions such as weather. Also, since there could be cancellations because of the weather, we recommend you call beforehand to check.


Hamamatsu flower park
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English 傳統的語言

Guided tour of firefly watching reservation needed!
[Time Period] 2017 / 5 / 20 sat - 7 / 2 sun
[Hours] 8:15pm ~
[Admission] Aadults ¥800 / Elementary and junior high ¥400
[To ask and apply] For hotel guests of Kanzanji-onsen, please inquire at your hotel.
For other visitors inquire or reserve at:
Lake Hamana hot-spring tourism association : 053-487-0152(Japanese only)

A firefly evening (Right Flyer)
[Time Period] 2017 / 5 / 26 fri - 6 / 11 sun
[Hours] 6pm - 9pm 
☆Best time for watching fireflies is from around 8pm
[Admission]
Nighttime entrance fee:Adults ¥600
Elementary and junior high ¥300
※If you visit a park from the daytime, no extra money is charged.
[For inquiries]
Hamamatsu flower park : 053-487-0511 (Japanese only)


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The firefly watching
[Term] 2017 / 5 / 27 sat, 28 sun, 6 / 2 fri - 4 sun, 10 sat, 11 sun
[Hours] 7:30pm - 8:30pm
[Admission] Free (The admission is free after 6pm.)
[To ask information] 053-428-5211(Japanese only)


The firefly park inside Hatasan Soneiji Temple
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The firefly festival
[Term] 2017 / 5 / 27sat, 28sun, 6 / 3 sat, 4sun
※You can also watch during the weekdays from the last part of May to the first part of June.
[Hours] 6pm-9pm
☆Best time for watching fireflies is from around 7pm
[Admission] Free
[To ask information] 0538-43-3601 (Japanese only)


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Manners for watching fireflies
■ Don't shine any lights!
Fireflies are weak in strong lights. Using flashlights to point at them as well as camera flashes are prohibited.
■ Don't catch fireflies!
Fireflies are rare creatures with a short life span. Keep it at observing only.
■ Don't make their living area dirty!
Fireflies can live only in clear rivers. Please bring your garbage back home.