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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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The treasure of sea,Hotaruika!

Firefly squids are the one of most famous seafood in Toyama.There is Hotaruika museum which we can... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2013
TCFL
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Toyama, Japan
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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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...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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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.

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank Yeremenko
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castawaytraveller
March 4, 2019|
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Response from Sara G |
Hello I just went to the boat tour yesterday. From the shore you will not see anything. On the boat you can see the squids but just when the fishermen take them out of the sea.
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Sarah M
January 31, 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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