Okayama Castle is in Okayama City, which was the location of...
Fireflies of the Hokubo
June is the time for fireflies in Japan! In the North of Okayama Prefecture, in the South of Maniwa City, is a former-town called Hokubo, also known as the “Home of the Fireflies”.
With festivals happening the first two weeks of June, firefly-friendly lights along the river, and direct buses running for your convenience, it’s an amazing time to visit! A local international share house makes staying over easy, too.
You need a good camera, a tripod and long-exposure to get any good photos – and even then it’s difficult! But even with good photos, they look so much better in real life.
I absolutely loved it, and I hope you do too!