Sparkling Tokyo Hotaru Festival

Thousands of high-tech 'fireflies on the Milky Way’

By Sher Ying Wee    - 1 min read

This is a spectacular event that you’ll have to see for yourself to feel the atmosphere. Thousands of LED dome-shaped lights resembling hotaru, or fireflies, are set floating down the river, and with Tokyo Skytree in the background, it is a night that anyone would remember. The Tokyo Hotaru Festival started in 2012, and due to overwhelming popularity it was held again this year on May 25. For a night, the Milky Way can be seen on Earth at the Sumida River in Asakusa.

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Sher Ying Wee

Sher Ying Wee @sher.ying.wee

I like taking photographs on travels, but am oddly not good at the traveling bit itself. Please enjoy and view the photos as if it were you with your camera on your own travels.