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Firefly Fantasy at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo


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  • Firefly Fantasy

    17 May – 30 June 2019
    Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

    The firefly requires an environment with clean streams or rivers. So in urban areas, it’s been long a thing of the past to see “hotaru” (fireflies) flickering in the gathering darkness.

    But in the Japanese capital, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo’s spacious garden provides an ideal habitat and thus an opportunity to see, in a natural setting, a number of fireflies blinking in unison.


    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京

    Fireflies illuminate the garden of Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

    Over half a century, Japan’s fireflies have been threatened to extinguish with environmental degradation.

    In that context, the hotel has made efforts, since 1954, to create a natural environment in its spacious garden to nurture Genji-botaru or the Japanese fireflies.

    As the result of the project, swarms of fireflies – as many as 500 to 600 fireflies per day at the peak period – light up at night in the garden.

    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京

    While the general public is not allowed to wander in and about, the garden is opened to the hotel guests and users to see the natural light show for free.


    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京

    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京
    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京

    ◆ Firefly Fantasy at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo

    For a limited period, the hotel’s restaurants and bar will offer a variety of special menus for lunch and dinner, and firefly-themed cocktails.

    【Dates】 17 May – 30 June

    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京

    ◆ Firefly evening dinner buffet

    A popular buffet of Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine.

    【Dates】 17 May – 7 July
    *advance reservation required: 03-3943-1140 (9 am – 8 pm)
    【Hours】 7 – 9 pm
    【Venue】 Banquet room
    【Price】Adults (age 13 and above) ¥9,800 (Fridays 10,500 yen) / primary school students ¥4,500 / Infants (age 3 years and younger) ¥2,500
    *incl. service charge and tax

    ほたるの夕べ2019 ホテル椿山荘東京

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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