Iwamuro Onsen Hiyotsuma Fireflies岩室温泉冬妻ほたる
Iwamuro Onsen, also called Reigan no Yu, is one of the prefecture's leading firefly-watching spots. The fireflies seen here crowd around the clean, delicious waters of Iwamuro Onsen's Hiyotsuma spring, and so have come to be called Hiyotsuma fireflies. During the watching season, the area holds floating lamp ceremonies and outdoor concerts. Most years, the fireflies are best seeing from mid-June into July. On days when the humidity is high, you might be able to see a dancing cloud of lights around 20:00. One very nice feature is that on Saturdays during the season, there is a free shuttle bus between the tourist facility Iwamuroya and IwamuroKokaido public hall.
Niigata Niigata-shi Nishikan-ku Iwamuro Onsen (Niigata / Tsukioka / AganoArea)
- Niigata Niigata-shi Nishikan-ku Iwamuro Onsen [ map ]
- Mid-June.-Early July.
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.