Admire the Fireflies Dance in The Dark
~ Oku-satsuma Firefly Boat Cruise And Futawatari Firefly Boat Cruise~

2023年

FUTAWATARI FIREFLY BOAT

The boat will be operated for the first time in four years with a reduced scale.
Click here for more information.

OKUSATSUMA FIREFLY BOAT

The operations are canceled due to a survey of the river and fireflies after the disaster. It is expected to be operated in 2024.

 

 

Fireflies are written about in the oldest existing Japanese official histories “Nihonshoki (日本書紀 / Chronicles of Japan)”

However, they appear in books and tanka (短歌 / thirty-one syllable verse) more often after the Heian era.
Literature teachers make students remember the sentences below which are written in “Makura-no Soshi (枕草子 / The Pillow Book)” by Sei Shonagon

- Night time is best in summer. The beauty of the moonlit night is beyond words. It is also superb to see fireflies dance in the dark, or only one or two flying with faint lights. The atmosphere when it’s raining is also beautiful.

Now is the season of the fireflies!
There are several good places to see them. Enjoy watching fireflies from a boat, or while walking along a path between rice fields, and see the reflection of their lights on the water surface.

Recommended Firefly Watching Boat Cruise


 

 

Firefly viewing from a firefly boat will be held for the first time in four years in 2023.
Only the first service will be operated for a shorter period, and this year will be the last year of operation.

A boat moving along the river, the sound of the water, fireflies dancing in the air, and the light reflected on the water. It will be a special experience.
For reservations, contact the Futawatari Garappa Botaru-no Kai below.
*Booking required
Tel: Futawatari Garappa Botaru-no Kai  080-6447-0570
Reservations accepted: from 1 May (Mon)

Date: 20th of May (Sat) ~ 24th of May (Wed), 2023
Time: 19:50 ~
Place: Futawatari Mizube Park
Fee: Adults ¥1,000 / E.S.Students ¥500 / Infants ¥200
URL: https://www.satsuma-net.jp/soshiki/yakuba/1013/1/kanko_site/event/haru/370.html

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No services in 2023.

This is a fantastic boat cruise!
Many fireflies dance on the surface of the Sendai River.
Enjoy watching hundreds of faint lights, listening to the sound of water while the boatman rows the boat.
Satsuma town runs the firefly boat only for this period.
The cruise takes about 40 minutes.

* Booking required!!    Tel: 090-9602-4640
                                           10:00 ~ 16:00 only on Weekdays

Date: No services in 2023.
* There is no operation on May 21st (Mon) and May 28th (Mon).
Time: Check-in 19:00 ~ 20:00  /  Departure 20:00 (they sail every 3 minutes.)
Place: Abiru-kan, Koshi (神子) area, Satsuma town (228-7 Koshi, Satsuma town, Satsuma county)
*Check in at Abiru-kan
Fee: Adults ¥2,000 / J.H.S.Students and below ¥1,000
*including shuttle bus fee
Capacity: 190 people / day
URL: https://select-type.com/s/okusatsuma-hotaru

 

 

 

 

 

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