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How to enjoy Japanese Summer! Festivals, Fireworks, Beaches, Hokkaido etc.

in Japan is very hot. However, there are traditional and large fireworks in Japan. If you go further to and Honshu mountains, you will be greeted with wonderful meadow flowers. Surprisingly beautiful are also attractive. On this page, I will introduce you how to enjoy the summer in Japan.

Recommended for traveling in Japan in June, July, August

I gathered articles for each month on Japanese summer. If you want to know such details, please look at the slide below and click the month you are planning to visit. If you want to know what kind of clothes the Japanese are wearing in summer, I also wrote articles that introduced it, so visit the page if you do not mind.

Many blue and purple hydrangea macrophylla flowers blooming on the approach to a Japanese Temple. Photoed in the Meigetsu-in Temple, Kumakara, Japan = Adobe Stock

Life and Culture

2018/6/7

Japanese weather in June! Rainy season except Hokkaido and Okinawa

In Japan, it rains a lot in June. June is the transition period from spring to summer. For that reason, I can not recommend it very strongly for traveling in June. However, on rainy days, both temples and shrines are quiet and very calm. In June, hydrangeas will bloom at temples and shrines. If you go to such spots in June, you will be sure to heal your mind. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in June If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in June, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   I recommend visiting quiet temples and shrines. JIzo with blue bib in Meigetsuin temple Kanagawa,Japan = shutterstock It is the temple of Kamakura that I recommend to you as a tourist attraction in June. Especially, Meigetsuin temple and Hasedera temple are recommended. A lot of hydrangeas bloom in June every year in these temple. The top photo on this page is Meigetsuin. Kamakura is about an hour away by train from the city center of Tokyo. The official site of Kamakura is as follows. If you are interested, please take a look. >> The official site of Kamakura If you want to see hydrangeas in temples in Kyoto, I recommend that you go to Mimurotoji temple. Mimurotoji is famous for its beautiful hydrangea garden. The garden opens every year from the beginning of June until around the beginning of July. Below is a video shot of Mimurotoji garden. A lot of hydrangeas blooms ...

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Panoramic colorful flower field and blue sky in Shikisai-no-oka, Biei, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/7

July in Japan! Summer begins in earnest! Beware of the heat!

The climate of Japan in July is anyway hot! After mid July, the maximum temperature during the day often exceeds 35 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to travel in Japan in July, please be careful not to walk too far in the outdoors to become a heat stroke. On this page, I tried summarizing useful information for you traveling in Japan in July. ContentsInformation of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in JulyPlease be aware of the outdoor heat and indoor coldPlease beware of typhoon attackHokkaido and highlands of Honshu are recommended Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in July If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in July, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   Please be aware of the outdoor heat and indoor cold In Japan the first half of July is relatively rainy. The rainy season from June is still ongoing. But in late July the will improve and during the day you will get strong sunshine. The maximum temperature during the day exceeds 30 degrees every day, and it does not become less than 25 degrees even at night. On the other hand, air conditioning is effective in the building, and there are places where it feels very cold. For this reason, some people lose physical condition due to temperature difference. If you are not good at cold I recommend that you bring cardigans and other items so that you will not lose physical condition. During the day, please drink water little ...

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"Gozan okuribi" and lantern floating festival in Kyoto, Japan = Adobe Stock

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2018/6/7

August in Japan! Attention to typhoons!

The climate of August in Japan, like July, is very hot. In addition to that, typhoons often attack. If you plan to travel in Japan in August, I recommend that you do not go on too much itinerary. On this page, I will introduce useful information when traveling Japan in August. Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in August If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in August, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.   Let's keep in mind that it may be hot and a typhoon may come When traveling Japan in the summer it is necessary to be careful enough about the climate like the tropics. I summarized this point in an article about July. So, if you like, please also read the article. The points summarized in the July article are the following two. First of all, The maximum temperature during the day often exceeds 35 degrees, so to avoid heat stroke, it is important to drink water frequently. At the same time, since the air conditioner works well in the building's interior, I recommend that you bring a cardigan so that the body does not get cold. Secondly, typhoon often attacks Japan. So, before you go to Japan, please be careful about the weather forecast. If a typhoon is arriving in Japan, we recommend that you change the itinerary as necessary. I wrote above. In August, in addition to these, there is another thing to watch out for. If you plan ...

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Life and Culture

2018/6/7

Summer Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

If you were going to visit Japan in the summer, what kind of clothes should you wear? Summer in Japan is as hot as tropical regions. Humidity is also high. So for summer you may want to prepare a cool short sleeve clothing that is easy to escape the heat. However, since the air conditioning is effective in the building, please do not forget a thin coat such as cardigan. On this page, I will also refer to the Japanese summer photos and introduce what kind of clothes you should prepare. In summer I recommend bringing a hat or a parasol Summer in Japan is really hot and humid except Hokkaido and highlands in Honshu. Sometimes it is cold in June as you want a thin jacket. However, in July and August it is generally hot and temperatures during the day are often over 35 degrees Celsius. You should prepare cool clothes like tropical provinces. Even if you visit Japan on business, you probably do not have much opportunity to wear a jacket in July or August, except when going to a fine restaurant or party. Recently, Japanese people do not wear jackets too much in business. For men, most people can not wear a tie. Because the sun is strong, it is often sweaty, so handkerchiefs are indispensable. When you go outdoors for a long time, please also wear a hat. It is good for women to prepare a parasol. When walking outdoors in July or August, please make sure to supply moisture frequently ...

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From here on, I will introduce the tourist spots you would like to recommend when traveling Japan in summer. I added a lot of videos and images on this page, so if you do not mind, please look at them and enjoy the atmosphere of summer in Japan.

Enjoy the summer festivals in Japan

This is a movie of fireworks festival held in Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture every August. There are so many festivals in Japan in the summer. In the festival, some of the Japanese wear traditional kimono, perform events that have been inherited from long ago, and see it. You will be able to see the scenery unique to Japan at the festival.

There are so many festivals in Japan in the summer. In the festival, some of the Japanese wear traditional kimono, perform events that have been inherited from long ago, and see it. You will be able to see the scenery unique to Japan at the festival.

In the summer, fireworks festival is held in various places. Even in those events, many Japanese people are wearing traditional kimonos, especially young men and women. Why do not you join the fireworks display and enjoy the summer atmosphere of Japan?

representative Japanese summer festivals

representative Japanese summer festivals are as follows.

July

· Gion Festival (Kyoto City)

August

· Aomori Nebuta Festival (Aomori Prefecture Aomori City)
· Hirosaki Neputa Festival (Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture)
· Sendai Tanabata Festival (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
· Akita Fall Light Festival (Akita City, Akita Prefecture)
· Awa Odori (Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture)

Representative Japanese fireworks festivals

Representative Japanese fireworks festivals are held in the following places. I will focus on the famous fireworks display to be held in the summer.

July

· Tokyo (along the Sumida River)

August

· Nagaoka city, Niigata Prefecture
· Ise city Mie prefecture
· Daisen city, Akita prefecture

 

Relaxing in Hokkaido or Honshu Plateau

Relaxing in Hokkaido and Honshu Plateau

Relaxing in Hokkaido and Honshu Plateau = Adobe Stock

The sightseeing spots I would like to recommend to you in the summer are Hokkaido and highlands of Honshu such as Nagano prefecture. Such areas are relatively cool in the summer, and you can enjoy scenes of beautiful flowers.

In Hokkaido, you can spend comfortably in summer almost anywhere. The highlands of Honshu that I want to recommend to you are the following.
· Hakuba village, Nagano prefecture
· Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture
· Kamikochi, Nagano Prefecture

Fresh green Happo Pond in the morning sun, If you use gondola and lift, you can hike up to this pond relatively easily = Shutterstock

Fresh green Happo Pond in the morning sun, If you use gondola and lift, you can hike up to this pond relatively easily = Shutterstock

Cobbled pathway often known as'Happy Valley', Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan

Cobbled pathway often known as 'Happy Valley', Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan = Shutterstock

 

Spend time at the beautiful beaches of Okinawa

Miyakojima in summer. People enjoying marine sports at a beautiful sea spreading along Shimoji Airport on Shimojima in the west side of Irabu-jima

Miyakojima in summer. People enjoying marine sports at a beautiful sea spreading along Shimoji Airport on Shimojima in the west side of Irabu-jima = Shutterstock

Finally, the area I would like to recommend to you is Okinawa. Okinawa is located in the south of Japan. However, because it is a small island compared to Honshu etc., sea breeze blows, it is relatively easy to spend. There are many beautiful beaches spreading in Okinawa worldwide. In addition to the main island of Okinawa, there are also solitary islands such as Ishigakijima and Miyakojima, you will be able to fully enjoy the beautiful nature in such remote islands.

Things to watch out for when visiting Japan in the summer

If you visit Japan during the summer, there are two things you want to be aware of. It is a weather condition such as typhoons.

When traveling Japan in summer, please be careful of heat stroke. Summer in Japan is as hot as tropical summer. When you walk outdoors, please try to drink water frequently.

Another thing that I want you to be careful about is the change in the weather. It rains a lot in Japan in the summer. Sometimes it becomes heavy rain. There are times when a typhoon comes. In such a case, train and airplane are often unavailable.

When traveling Japan in summer, please pay attention to the weather forecast. If a typhoon is coming, do not forcibly move, please try to spend indoors such as hotels.

I will also tell you on the page that explains each month from June to August.

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