Firefly Watching Spot in Takahashi City

Firefly Spot in Takahashi City

Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Sharing a nice firefly watching spot in Takahashi City this time.

Firefly Watching Spot in Takahashi City

Like I’ve featured of places to visit in Takahashi City, there is another place to introduce. Shirochi is the area in Takahashi City, known as a popular firefly watching spot.

Firefly Spot in Takahashi City

 

Fireflies get around the river running right in front of Shirochi Elementary School in late June to early July. Parking is available at Shirochi Elementary School.

Firefly Spot in Takahashi City

Firefly Spot in Takahashi City

 

It is a part of our role to preserve the environment for fireflies. No trash should be thrown (well, not only here). FYI, there is no stores in this area. Bring your own food but again, make sure to take garbage home.

Firefly Spot in Takahashi City

 

As it gets dark (after 19:00) fireflies start flying around. As always it is a shame that we are not able to show you how beautiful it was by photos. Damn, we gotta work it better! (>_<) The magic lasts for a few hours.

Firefly Spot in Takahashi City

Alright, let’s call it a day.

 

Information

  • About a 15-minute drive from JR Takahashi Station.
  • 1.7 km from the nearest Bihoku bus stop (Higashi-machi or Nariwa Hospital)
1578 Ochiaichō Shirochi, Takahashi-shi, Okayama

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s pretty cool huh? That’d be nice to look around the city daytime and get to Shirochi in the evening.

See you around!

Firefly Watching in Yugasan, Kurashiki City

Firefly Watching in Yugasan, Kurashiki City

Hello, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to share our day of firefly watching in Yugasan, Kurashiki City this time.

Firefly Watching in Yugasan, Kurashiki City

Early June is the time fireflies wake up and get active for mating. We go check them every year. Hokubo in Maniwa City has been our regular spot. However, we wanted to try out somewhere new and closer, and Yugasan showed up by web search. Yugasan is a mountain in Kurashiki City which isn’t too far from the night view spot where we previously shared.

 

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Regular stuff like grilled sausage (we call it American dog), noodles, oh hey there are some local’s specialty. Shiitake mushroom tempura. To be honest I am not a big fan of any kind of mushrooms. HOWEVER, it tasted really good. It was by seniors, so we’d have to line up more than 60 min. Well, I shouldn’t complain. Okowa (cooked sticky rice with mountain veggies) was good as well. I doubt about yakitori (BBQ chicken) though.

 

Around 7 pm, it gets darker but still early for fireflies. We walked around and tried to find a spot. Basically we just go along the river.The main spot on the map is full of families with flashlights which fireflies dislike. So we’d distant from that area.

 

At 20:00-ish, fireflies started flying around. Brightened insects in dark. And we, humans enjoy watching them. It is weird but sure it’s something.

Firefly Watching in Yugasan, Kurashiki City
We’ve got to improve on picturing fireflies in dark!

 

Information

Firefly Watching in Yugasan
Schedule Late May to mid-June
Admission Free
Access

*Temporary parking (free) is available during the event.

Kojimayuga, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture

 

Lastly

In terms of numbers of fireflies, it’s like nothing can beat Hokubo but it’s great that we still can see them in nearby city like Kurashiki. Please don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity!

See you around!