Terasaka Rice Terraces

A summer festival of lights

By Sherilyn Siy   Jul 7, 2016 - 1 min read

In the summer, the Terasaka Rice Terraces near Chichibu are illuminated with over 600 candles in celebration of the magical light of fireflies, which still inhabit the fields. This year's festival was from June 30 to July 2nd. On the last day, there were stage events from 5 to 9 p.m.  The nearest station is Yokoze Station along the Seibu Chichibu Line. From the station, the rice terraces are about a 15-20 minute walk but free shuttle services are available on the festival days. Other nearby attractions include Mt. Buko and Buko Onsen. 

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