Northern Satsuma Peninsula

Firefly Boat Cruise

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  • Firefly Boat Cruise2
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Every May, a long stretch of the Sendai River in Miyanojo comes to life with thousands of tiny lights fluttering along the banks. The phenomenon is caused by the firefly: only one of a handful of living creatures in the world that can produce light.

Thanks to the warm, humid climate and the body of freshwater, fireflies thrive in Miyanjo, making it an ideal place to see them in action. Take the 40-minute boat cruise at sunset to see the glowing lights up close. It will be easy to imagine how these beautiful beetles use their lights to attract and secure a mate while you watch them dance at the river’s edge.

Basic Information

Event Days Mid May - Early Jun       [Time] 7:00pm      
  • Adults ¥1,600
  • Children ¥800
Directions30 minutes from Izumi Station by car
Telephone Number0996-53-1111  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Address 鹿児島県薩摩郡さつま町神子   Directions
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