Daibutsu Fireflies

大仏蛍

Daibutsu Fireflies

大仏蛍

In 8th century Man’you-shou poetry and in one of the most famous Japanese pop songs, “hotaru”, fireflies, have been a metaphor for passionate love and have symbolised farewells. They shine brightest in clean streams and the waters flowing behind Todaiji Temple and the vicinity of Nigatsudo Hall attract hundreds of these luminous insects in early summer. This event, the Great Buddha firefly, takes places like clockwork at around 20:00 and is popular among children and adults.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Todaiji Temple

Address

406-1 Zoshicho, Nara (Todaiji Temple)

奈良市雑司町406-1(東大寺)

Access

From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- Take the loop bus and alight at the Daibutsuden Kasugataishamae stop.

Related VenuesTodaiji Temple

Name/address in local language

  • 大仏蛍 Daibutsu Fireflies
  • address 奈良市雑司町406-1(東大寺) 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara (Todaiji Temple)
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Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

Late May - Late Jun

Opening Hours

20:00

Contact Details
Tel

0742-22-5511

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