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[Hoshinoya Kyoto] “Firefly Hunting in Summer Evening” to enjoy the summer evening atmosphere.

2023.05.15

On June 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2023, Hoshinoya Kyoto, a ryokan with river views in every room
The “Summer Evening Firefly Hunt” will be held on June 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2023, to enjoy the summer evening atmosphere as if you were an aristocrat in the Heian period.

Carrying specially made firefly basket lanterns, visitors admire fireflies as if they were Heian aristocrats.

Oigamigawa River, which flows in front of Hoshinoya Kyoto, is a picturesque place where Heian aristocrats once had their villas and enjoyed the scenery of the four seasons.
In this event, we will take you to the secret habitat of fireflies along the Oigawa River, which is known only to the staff of Hoshiya Kyoto. Watching fireflies dancing, you will be reminded of the firefly hunting once enjoyed by the aristocrats of the Heian period.

Taste the special red shiso shibori at "Mizu no Niwa" (garden of water)

After viewing the fireflies, you can taste the red shiso shibori, specially made by the executive chef, at the facility’s “mizu no niwa” (water garden). The refreshing aroma and tart, clean taste will help you feel cool and take a break after viewing fireflies.

Narrative that touches on the world of "Fireflies" from The Tale of Genji

Through the narration of “Fireflies,” translated into modern Kyoto dialect, the audience will experience the world of the Tale of Genji, which was established in the Heian period (794-1185).

Overview of "Firefly Hunting in the Summer Evening

Duration: June 1, 15, 22, 29, 2023
Price: 16,500 yen per person (tax and service charge included, lodging fee not included)
Includes: Firefly viewing tour, red shiso squeezing, Tale of Genji “Firefly” story
Note: Fireflies may not be visible due to weather conditions. The event will be canceled in case of rain.

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