太閤園

太閤園

“Tales of Fireflies : The Feeling of Nostalgia” a popular annual event to mark the coming of summer will be held at Taikoen from May 17 (Friday) through June 23 (Sunday), 2019. Visitors can enjoy viewing fireflies by the stream that runs through the grounds of Taikoen (from sunset to 10:00 pm). Other events to give visitors a relaxing summer experience such as a gospel concert in the chapel. During the event, visitors can enjoy the tastes of early summer at the Taikoen restaurant, where fine cuisine and a dinner buffet is available. After eating, visitors are welcome to relax in the gardens as they watch the beautiful pale light of the fireflies.

Cumulative temperature
up the present As of 05 13 ,2019

507.6℃

It is said that the firefly larvae leave the water and crawl up onto the land around the time the cherry blossom petals are falling from the trees and start to fly when the total of the average daily temperatures during the month after they have arrived on the land reaches 500℃, a process that is monitored every year by Taikoen.

The chapel concert will be held by the “Voice of Peace” gospel group at the “Vent Vert” garden chapel in Taikoen. (Admission free)

Scheduled for
May. 19 17:00-17:45 / 20:45-21:30 (twice a day)
Jun. 16 17:00-17:45
Jun. 23 17:00-17:45 / 20:45-21:30 (twice a day)

Fireflies can be viewed by the stream that flows through Taikoen.(from sunset to 22:00) Based on undertakings such as environmental studies, we have endeavored to create a firefly-friendly habitat in the gardens. Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery interwoven width the light of life that has been nurtured through steady, constant efforts such as adjusting the water temperature to extend the water intake time during the summer when firefly larvae return to the stream, and removing harmful insects from the streambed.


*Depending on the weather, it may not be possible to view the fireflies.
Your kind understanding is appreciated.
*The photograhs are for illustation purposes only.

Menu Japanese and Western buffet dishes with all-you-can-drink.
(Beer, wine, shochu, soft drinks)
Time Receptionist/ 18:00
Meal/ 18:30~20:30
Price
Adult(Mon. - Thu.)
Adult(Fri. - Sun.)
Elementary school student
More than 3-years-old
8,000yen
10,000yen
2,500yen
500yen
Menu
Japanese and Western buffet dishes with all-you-can-drink.
(Beer, wine, shochu, soft drinks)
Time
Receptionist/ 18:00
Meal/ 18:30~20:30
Price
Adult(Mon. - Thu.)
Adult(Fri. - Sun.)
Elementary school student
More than 3-years-old
8,000yen
10,000yen
2,500yen
500yen

Frequently-asked questions about the early summer event "Tales of Fireflies"

【Q.1】When can fireflies be seen?
Fireflies can be seen around the stream of the gardens from around the middle of May to the middle of June. Please keep in mind that, because they are natural living creatures, their numbers vary depending on factors such as the temperature and weather.
【Q.2】 From what time can fireflies be seen?
The best time is from sunset to about 8:00 pm. The gardens close at 10:00 pm.
【Q.3】 Is admission free?
Entrance fee to the Garden is 500 yen. Entry ticket can be purchased at the garden entrance. Customers who use our restaurant or banquet room will receive an admission ticket when you pay the bill.
【Q.4】 Is there a parking lot?
We have almost 80 parking spaces available (charged). Customers who use our restaurant or banquet room will receive a service ticket depending on the hours of usage.Kindly inform the reception in case you are visiting us by car. If the parking space is full, please use the nearby paid parking space (parking charge shall be borne by the customer).
【Q.5】 What if the weather is bad?
While fireflies take shelter in depths of the greenery during heavy rain or strong winds, they can still be seen during light rain showers.
【Q.6】 What kind of fireflies can be seen?
Large Genji fireflies can be seen from the middle of May to early June and smaller Heike fireflies after that.
To enable us to maintain their breeding environment, please do not catch fireflies.
【Q.7】Can visitors take photographs?
Visitors may take photographs, but are asked not to use strobes or tripods.
【Q.8】 Are the gardens accessible to people in wheelchairs?
During the firefly-viewing period, paths are one way and crowded, making it difficult for wheelchairs to get through.