June is turning up again, bringing along rainy season and a short visit from fireflies – catch them while you can.
Late spring, just before the rainy month, brings hotaru season – a brief period of days, drenched in sweat and nostalgia, when Genji fireflies come out and enchant riverbanks across the county. The festivals that surround their appearance are often friendly affairs, none more so than the annual Fussa Hotaru Matsuri. Locals are known to breed the fireflies and release them in Fussa Hotaru Park, and it’s thought that the best time to see them is around 8pm, although there’s other entertainment going on throughout the day. It’s likely to be crowded event, so visitors are advised to come via public transport.
Fussa Firefly Festival (click through for more info)
Open Sat Jun 15 In the event of rain, the festival will take place the following day
Venue Hotaru Koen