We're planing a trip to Japan next year, and wanted to include the firefly squids of Toyama bay too. My problem is that I can't find any more information about the location/timing/possibilities besides that it's at night, probably on the eastern side of the bay and there is a museum that does cruises to which tickets sell out fast.
So here are some questions to start with:
Is it enough to get to the shore after dark, or does it need to be way into the night just like as the cruise leaves (at 3 am)?
Is it possible to see the squid from the shore or you must out on sea?
Are there other possibilities to get out or just the museum's cruise and where to find them?
Anyone got some experience with this and willing to share?