A Guide to Japanese Summer!
Summer is the season of outdoor activities, festivals and most importantly, good food! For those of you who are experiencing Japanese summer for the first time, or just curious what it looks like, these articles can help you to get to know better at amazing Japanese summer culture and food!
A Guide to Japanese Summer!
In summer, many festivals and fireworks (hanabi) festivals take place in all over Japan. Out of them, Edogawa (Edo River) fireworks festivals is one of the most popular and greatest festivals where you can enjoy spectacular fireworks show and lively atmosphere. Here is a guide to the festival, what is it, when and where to watch, and how to enjoy.
Koenji Awa Odori Festival 2019: a huge Dance Festival in the heart of one of Tokyo's hippest neighborhood!
If you are in Tokyo in late August, make sure to check out the Koenji Awa Odori Festival. It is one of the biggest in the city, and it attracts approximately 1 million visitors! Find out more about the summer festival below!
This summer at Handels Vagen, a premium ice cream store in Ikebukuro and Osaka, you can compare ice creams made from milk from different parts of Japan! This is some of the highest quality ice cream that you can get.
This summer, there will be a beer garden on the deck of the giant samurai ship 'Atakemaru' in Tokyo bay! The beer garden event will run from April 26th to September 30th, 2019. Enjoy all-you-can-drink beer and other drinks for the duration of the night cruise!
Ocean day, also known as Sea Day, Marine Day or "Umi no Hi" (海の日), is a Japanese national holiday in July. Find out where the origin comes from, it's cultural significance - or lack of, actually! - and special events surrounding Ocean Day, including the Marine Day Odaiba Lantern Festival!
The Hakata Gion Yamasaka is a hugely popular float festival that attracts approximately 1 million spectators every year in Fukuoka City. The festival has a 750-year history and is one of Fukuoka's most prominent. Read on to discover what makes this event so great!
Mitama Matsuri is well known as a famous summer festival in Tokyo, Japan. Each year more than 300 thousand people come to enjoy the display of 30 thousand lanterns and mikoshi (float) events. Let's see what's so special about Mitama Matsuri!
The Odaiba Marine Day Lantern Festival is a great summertime activity in Tokyo. Enjoy the sight of countless paper lanterns on the beach with the Rainbow bridge and traditional boats as the backdrop! Check out the foods and other things to do as well!
Tenjin Matsuri is one of the biggest natsu matsuri, summer festivals, in Japan. Around 1.3 million people come to watch this energetic event! Check this article for more information on Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka!