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NEWS☆ Shuttle bus to see the Firefly season ☆ Start from end of May

22,May 2019 Activities in Yunogo, Information

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Yunogo Onsen has the firefly season at the end of May. We plan to open a service bus to watch the firefly on 23 May (Thursday). Departing from our Ryokan around 8.00 pm to go to the firefly viewing point at the Otanigawa River. We will Parking at the parking area of Mimasaka Municipality which is free to use. From there you can walk a few minutes to go that point.

 

When you want to use the firefly watching the bus, Please specify your request at the time when you booking. Please kindly acknowledge that if you want to join the firefly watching bus after your dinner, we will suggest you start dinner at 5.30 pm or 6 pm.

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During high season, you can see so many of fireflies at the Otanigawa River. Let’s enjoy the real feeling of the beginning of summer with us.

 

The firefly watching bus schedule

23 May (Thursday) – 12 June 2019 (Wednesday)

19.50   Meeting at the lobby

20.00   Departure

※ When the capacity is reached, we will open the second flight.

※ Reserved only for guests of Kifunosato ryokan.

※ Fireflies may not occur due to weather conditions.

 

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