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Okazaki-City Tokkawa Firefly Festival

Date : 06/01/2024 - 06/25/2024

  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival

Fireflies' dazzling dance through the night sky

Tokkawa Firefly Village's spring water is recognized as one of the Top 100 Heisei Famous Water Spots by Japan's Ministry of the Environment. The area is known not only for its clear, flowing waters but the chance to view wondrous fireflies as they dance through the night. The best time to see the fireflies is in the late evening at about 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm from around late May to late June.

  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival

Photo Credit: Okazaki City Tourist Association


  • Parking
Date : Sat, Jun 1–Tue, Jun 25, 2024
Holding time : Firefly School times:
9:00 am–5:00 pm (admission until 4:30 pm)

• Open until 9:00 pm in June.
Place : Area around Torikawa Town / Firefly School
Location : 〒444-3614
5-1 Kodenosawa, Torikawa-cho, Okazaki-shi, Aichi
Fee : Free of charge

• Prices are subject to change. Check the official site, etc. for the most up-to-date information.
Parking : Okazaki City Firefly School's lawn, multipurpose plaza, Tokkawa Firefly Village Information Center Parking Lot, etc. (Follow the directions of parking lot staff.)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0564-82-3027 (Okazaki Firefly School)
Holidays : Tue
Notes : • Leave yourself plenty of time when coming out as traffic congestion occurs during the Firefly Festival.
• The number of fireflies taking to the air differs each year. Check the conditions on your own before heading out.
• The Firefly School is open until 9:00 pm during June. Take in the exhibits before going out to see the fireflies for a more informative experience.
• Spectators are encouraged to come on weeknights as Friday–Sunday nights experience traffic congestion.
• Watch the fireflies as you like. However, please be conscious of and place importance on their environment above all else.
• Bring comfortable walking shoes as most of the pathway along the river is unpaved (gravel).
• Streetlights are turned off during the Firefly Festival as the fireflies dislike artificial light. Be careful as you walk.
• Do not shine flashlights or cameras, smartphones, and other items with flash functions at the fireflies.

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 12 min. (7.7 km) east from Okazaki-Higashi Interchange on the Shin-Tomei Expressway via Routes 473, 37, and 377.
    • Approx. 14 min. (8.4 km) north from Otowa Gamagori Interchange on the Tomei Expressway via Routes 1 and 377.

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