Ashimori Hotaru (Firefly) Viewing

okayama city, okayama prefecture, visitwestjapan
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Okayama City
May, June

Ashimori is a district located in northwest Okayama City and is highly regarded for its historic townscape of Edo era merchant homes that line the center of the old town. During feudal times the region was controlled by the lords of the Kinoshita family, who left behind a wonderful cultural legacy, including the Omizu-en Garden.

Ashimori’s nature is as stunning as its townscape and one example of this is the Hotaru no Sato firefly viewing area. The Ashimori River is home to the several species of firefly which are best viewed from the end of May to the beginning of June.

Access:  Take the Momotaro Line (formerly called the Kibi Line) from JR Okayama Station to JR Bitchu-Takamatsu Station. Take the bus from JR Bitchu-Takamatsu Station to the last stop (Oi). It is about a 25 minute walk from Oi bus stop to Ashimori Hotaru no Sato.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee