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Okazaki-City Tokkawa Firefly Festival (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri)

Date : 05/28/2017 - 06/30/2017


  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri)
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri)
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri)
  • Tokkawa Firefly Festival (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri)

Lots and lots of... Fireflies!

“Tokkawa Land of Fireflies” (Tokkawa Hotaru-no-sato) is the area in Torikawa-Town, outskirts of Okazaki-City, where cultural and educational events happen on weekends during the “Tokkawa Firefly Festival” (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri) during the month of June.

Aichi Prefecture has a spot very famous for the lots of fireflies living in a natural environment and all the educational activities happening around them. The Tokkawa Land of Fireflies (Tokkawa Hotaru-no-sato) is the area in Torikawa-Town, outskirts of Okazaki-City, around the margins of the Tokkawa River. There you’ll find the Okazaki-City Firefly School (Okazaki-shi Hotaru Gakko), a simple but interesting facility with educative exhibits about the flashing insects. The river itself has been elected by the Ministry of Environment as one of the Best 100 Natural Waters of Japan. No wonder so many fireflies make that place their homes!

Annually in June the place holds the Tokkawa Firefly Festival (Tokkawa Hotaru Matsuri), with cultural and educational events on the weekends. The best hours to see the dense swarms of fireflies is, of course, at the festival hours, daily between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Days without much wind and high relative humidity is when they fly the most.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : From May 28th (Sunday) to June 30th (Friday), 2017
Holding time : Tokkawa Firefly Festival events on June 3rd (Saturday) from 5:00 PM
Place : All around Torikawa-Town, Okazaki Hotaru Gakko (Okazaki Firefly School)
Location : 〒444-3614
5-1 Shodenosawa, Torikawa-Town, Okazaki-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available
*: Parking allowed at the Okazaki Hotaru Gakko (Okazaki Firefly School) grounds or at the parking lot near the Tokkawa Hotaru-no-Sato Information Center (please follow the instruction of the orienting staff)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0564-82-3027 Okazaki Hotaru Gakko (Okazaki Firefly School)

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ACCESS

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    Access by car
    Approx. 7.7km (12min) eastwards from Okazaki-Higashi I.C. of the Shin-Tomei Expressway via routes 473, 37, and 377, or;
    approx. 8.4km (14min) northwards from Otowa-Gamagori I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 1 and 377.

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