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The Fireflies of Honjo

本匠のホタル (honjou no hotaru)

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Myriads of Fireflies shine on the river

Countless fireflies light up the river

Night time from mid of May to mid of June, you can see fireflies at many places in Saiki. Especially in Honjo area, uncountable fireflies fly and twinkle on the river and it is said that here has the greatest number of fireflies in western Japan. Fireflies can survive only in environment which has crystal clear water and wild forest. Enjoy fantastic time with murmuring of the stream.

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Location 993,Honjo Donoma, Saiki City, Oita Pref.
Location written in Japanese 佐伯市本匠大字堂ノ間993

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Transportation 【Car】30min. to drive from Higashi Kyushu Expressway Saiki IC.
Remarks ※You may see fireflies from in the middle of March till around 20th Jun. (it's depend on a year)