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Firefly Squid Museum

410 Nakagawara, Namerikawa 936-0021, Toyama Prefecture
+81 76-476-9300
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Terrible night

It's a long story. I saw this natural wonder, a firefly squid of Toyama bay, from TV, probably Nat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vahur2014
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Tapa, Estonia
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Nice little museum

Nice little museum dedicated to the farefly squid. Unfortunately almost all the panels dedicated to... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
01649409
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Bioggio, Switzerland
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good48%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Apr 20, 2018
“Nice little museum”
2 weeks ago
“Terrible night”
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410 Nakagawara, Namerikawa 936-0021, Toyama Prefecture
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+81 76-476-9300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a long story. I saw this natural wonder, a firefly squid of Toyama bay, from TV, probably Nat. Geo. Channel. When we planned our second trip to Japan, me and my wife, decided to try to see these creatures. I contacted the Hotaruika museum...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum dedicated to the farefly squid. Unfortunately almost all the panels dedicated to the squids are in Japanese and therefore as a tourist it is quite hard to really get some information. It has to be said that a short video is available...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Firefly squids are the one of most famous seafood in Toyama.There is Hotaruika museum which we can see firefly squids in Namerikawa city. We can see real firefly squids especially, at night.They gives off blue light just like diamond. You will be inpressed with the...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The museum does not have much to offer for non-Japanese visitors, but do stay around for the "live demonstration" show where you get to see the firefly squid glow in a darkened room! Before that, you'll get to see a short video that showed how...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

We went there with an exchange group of high school kids from Canada and they loved it. It was very cool to see the live squid. The restaurant was excellent with a picturesque view.

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Sarah M
1 February 2016|
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Response from Bonnie P |
Hi Sarah, it appears that you'll have to book the boat trip on the 1st of March as these trips run out fairly quickly once the booking period opens. You'll be able to see the squids from the coast though, so no worries on... More
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