Bioluminescent Firefly Squid Illuminate The Toyama Bay
There are many reasons to visit Toyama, but if we were to give you only one we'd have to choose the Firefly Squid that illuminate Toyama Bay. It's one of the largest bays in Japan and every year it turns into one of the world's most amazing natural spectacles, when thousands of Firefly Squid emerge from the depths and surface to spawn on the shore. Toyama prefecture lies north-west of Tokyo and you can reach it in 3-4 hours by train. Even if it took twice the time to get there, believe us when we say that the journey is more than worth the effort.