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Hokubo Firefly Park

Japan, 716-1433 Shimobe, Maniwa City, Okayama Prefecture

The Hokubo area is a representative firefly village in Okayama Prefecture and has been selected as one of the Ministry of the Environment's ``Top 100 Hometown Creature Villages''. Along the Bitchu River, centered around Hokubo Firefly Park, you can see Genji fireflies flying around from early to late June every year. The wild dance of Genji fireflies that stretches for many kilometers along the Bitchu River is said to be the best in Japan and is a sight to behold. The park also has models and photo exhibits that explain the life of fireflies.

Telephone number 0866-52-2111
  • Approximately 10 minutes from Hokubo IC on the Chugoku Expressway Parking lot: 20 regular cars *When using at night during the viewing month, to prevent light pollution to the fireflies, Please park at the Hokubo Promotion Bureau if possible.
Language 日本語
Other Fireflies: Early June to late June
Last Update : 2024.02.15   Okayama Prefecture Tourism Federation

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