18 IRAGO

2014.2.5

Memedakawa (Memeda river) firefly tour

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Local people are working on protection of Luciola cruciata at the clear stream of Memedakawa. Fireflies start to fly in May in average years, and garden lanterns are lit along the roads in June to light the paths where people walk to observe fireflies. In the firefly tour held by Kyukamura Irako, the participants of the tour go near Memedakawa by bus with a staff member, and enjoy the light of fireflies leisurely walking along the river and the levee of paddy fields for about 1 hour.

Date and time: Early June in 2014 19:30 to around 20:50
Charge: Free  
Place: Around Memedakawa (approx. 10 minutes by car from Kyukamura Irako)
*There is a pickup bus.

Kyukamura Irako
http://www.qkamura.or.jp/en/irako/

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免々田川(めめだかわ)ほたるツアー

地元の方々がゲンジボタルの保護に取り組んでいる清流・免々田川。例年5月末頃からほたるが飛び始め、6月に入ると道沿いに灯籠が設置され、ほたる狩りの人々の足下を照らします。休暇村伊良湖が実施しているほたるツアーでは、スタッフと一緒にバスで免々田川近くまで行き、川近くや田んぼのあぜ道をゆっくり1時間ほど散策しながら、ほたるの光を楽しみます。

日時:平成26年6月上旬 19:30 ~ 20:50頃
参加費:無料
場所:免々田川付近(休暇村伊良湖から車で約10分)
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