Firefly Squid Sea Tourism: Come experience the firefly squids' magical light ホタルイカ海上観光

A fantasy of light you can only see in Toyama Bay

This sea tourism attraction lets you see the firefly squid fishing activities unfolding at sea before dawn. The fishing season for firefly squid only lasts for a few months during the year. The only time you can see the firefly squid spawning at sea in spring is between April and May, just one short month. The firefly squid caught in the fixed nets will emit blue light, turning the still dark Sea of Japan into a magical world. Watching the spectacular light performance put on by the shimmering firefly squid is a moving experience that is only possible in Toyama Bay. The rising sun above the Tateyama Mountain range is also sure to be a memory you will not forget!

Kurobe / Unazuki


Address 936-0021 富山県滑川市中川原410(ほたるいかミュージアム)
Telephone Number 076-476-9307
Fax Number 076-476-9301
Opening Times From Thu. March 21st to Mon. May 6th
Reservations are needed
Departure from the port at 3:00 a.m.
Fishing boat reception begins at 2:00 a.m.
Meet at the Hotaruika Museum
Prices 5,000 yen for adults, 3,000 yen for elementary and middle school students
(Younger children cannot board the boat)
Car Park 100 free parking spots available (Roadside Station Wave Park Namerikawa)
Getting There 10 minutes by car from the Namerikawa IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
8-minute walk from Namerikawa Station on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway and the Toyama Chihou Railway.

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