Plan a Trip to Nagasaki this June 2017 for these Events
Are you planning a trip to Asia anytime soon? If you are, you might want to check out these interesting festivities throughout the month of June 2017, in Nagasaki, Japan.
June 2017 Events in Nagasaki
Firefly Festival in Shinkamigoto
Every year, from late May to early June, the town of Shinkamigoto bathes in the lights of a thousand fireflies. Aiko-kawa is probably the most popular spot for firefly-viewing and photography. It is also known as the hometown of fireflies. The best viewing time is after sunset. Plus, the tranquil atmosphere of the Aiko river makes it the perfect place to appreciate this phenomenon.
“Otakusa” Hydrangea Festival
Approximately 5,000 hydrangeas will be in bloom throughout the city of Nagasaki during the festival period, which is scheduled from May 20 to June 11 this year. This festival is said to be dedicated to the Otakusa hydrangea, which is a symbol of the love story of German physician Philipp Franz von Siebold and Kusumoto Taki.
The blooms will be viewable at various locations including the Siebold Memorial Museum, Nakashimagawa Park, Dejima, and Glover Garden. You can also enjoy Japanese green tea with Japanese sweets in the picturesque grounds of Koufukuji Temple.
The Rose Festival
From May 13 to June 6, 2017, Huis Ten Bosch resort will host The Rose Festival wherein over one million roses of over a thousand varieties will be in bloom. In the evening, visitors will be treated to a completely different view of the roses as the Night Rose Garden comes to life.
The Great Ghibli Exhibition – From Nausicaä to Marnie
From April 15 to June 25, 2017, the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture will hold the Great Ghibli Exhibition in celebration of more than 30 years of Studio Ghibli history. Arriving in Kyushu for the first time, the exhibition features the Cat Bus and giant Totoro exhibits, among other production documents. Visitors will also be given a behind-the-scenes experience as a reproduction of famous Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki’s workroom will also be featured in the exhibit. Japanese animation fans will definitely find this experience as a one of a kind treat.
Aside from these festivities, Nagasaki, Japan, has a number of tourist attractions that will surely feed your wanderlust.