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Address: 410 Nakagawara, Namerikawa 936-0021, Toyama Prefecture
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The treasure of sea,Hotaruika!

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... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2013
Toyama, Japan
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Reviewed September 8, 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 beauty of brightness so if you visit there, we recomend you go at night. We... More 

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Reviewed June 4, 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 the staff of the Museum got the squids for viewing alive from the sea.

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Reviewed July 28, 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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