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Firefly viewing at Terasaka Rice Terraces | CHICHIBU
July 6, 2019 @ 17:00 - 21:00Free
Terasaka Rice Terraces
Firefly and Higanbana (red spider lily) combined 2019 flyer:
Firefly viewing at Terasaka Rice Terraces in Yokoze, Chichibu-gun.
Later than a lot of other firefly events in Saitama, the date for 2019 is Saturday July 6th, from 5 to 9 pm.
The terraces are open to the public by kind permission of their owner for this special event. The Terasaka Rice Terraces are a beautiful place to observe fireflies as the accentuate the atmosphere with live music and 600 candles on the terraces.
**Images from the official Yokoze Town website (click here to be redirected) **
Terasaka Rice Terraces
Boasting an area of approx. 52,000 square meters, this
is one of the largest rice terrace in Saitama Prefecture.
It not only makes for beautiful scenery, it also serves as
a stock of water. In the fall it is also worth seeing the
blooming of 1.5 million Lycoris radiata bulbs planted
on the footpaths between the rice fields. Source JNTO.
The town regularly post photos of the terraced fields on the town’s site: Yokoze Town’s official website. This was the last photo posted, taken on May 7th this year:
Access Terasaka Rice terraces firefly event
Walk or take a bus from Seibu Chichibu line’s Yokoze Station. It takes about 15 minutes on foot. There is a free shuttle bus from Yokoze station every 30 minutes starting from 5 pm.
If you are coming by car there is official parking available near the rice terraces for 20 cars. If it is full you can also park at Water park Shirayama ウォーターパークシラヤマ. The town strongly requests that you do not park on the side of the road by the terraces.
Other Locations in Chichibu where you can see fireflies:
- Shimoyoshida – in their natural habitat. Featured article on Saitama With Kids:
- Chichibu Muse Park
- Terasaka Rice TerracesOthers not outlined below:
- Hana Hasu Garden
- Ogawa – near to Kakkaku dam in Kamiyoshida
- Kamimachi – 11 minute walk from Seibu Chichibu station
You will find more firefly locations and information on the main events calendar.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors, particularly with the current Coronavirus outbreak.