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7 Wonderful Things About Summer in Japan: It’s Not All Sweat and No Fun

Temperatures rise, humidity levels skyrocket, and sunblocks and cooling towels are bought and unpacked as summer hits Japan. In the big cities, the clear skies of spring transform to murky gray, Mt. Fuji is nowhere to be seen, and levels of seasonal depression go on the rise. Bugs like cockroaches, mosquitoes, and jumping spiders spring…

10 Refreshing Japanese Summer Treats to Beat the Heat in Japan

During the summer season, people tend to feel sluggish and lazy, and the unbearable heat makes them want to stay indoors. This summer, energize your body by treating yourself to these 10 refreshing Japanese summer treats! 1. Nagashi Somen jp.fotolia.com/ Other than being cooling and refreshing, it is also fun to eat. The somen noodles…

Catch and Enjoy Flowing Noodles at This Restaurant in Kyoto This Summer

When I decided to visit Kyoto in the summer, I knew that I had to try nagashi somen no matter what. However, after much research, I only managed to find one restaurant in the area that serves this delicacy. If you are like me and on the lookout for nagashi somen while in Kyoto, this…

What Is This Traditional Japanese Way of Cooling Down in the Summer?

Summer is intensely hot in Japan. While people have their own different ways of dealing with the heat, most stay inside air-conditioned rooms all day. However, this was not the case in the past as the older generation used a different method of cooling down. Their method is called “uchimizu,” which comes from the Japanese…

Try This New Product in Japan by Belle Maison to Protect Your Skin from Sunburn

Skin tone varies from person to person and in Japan, having pale skin is considered to be beautiful. Having light and balanced fair skin is considered a luxury asset that many women in Japan hope to achieve. However, it can be quite hard to protect your skin from the sun completely, especially your face, whenever…

Have a Tropical Escape in the Middle of the City With This Limited Event in Tokyo

Tokyo may not be the best place to enjoy tropical-like dining, but it is one of the places that feature several restaurants which make this kind of dining experience come true. This summer 2017, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills’ Rooftop Bar is having a promotion that will give guests a Caribbean dining experience in its beautiful…

Experience an Unusual Summer Festival Among the Ghosts in Hokkaido This 2017!

During summer, there are many festivals taking place all over Japan. The majority of such festivals have a religious or spiritual touch where gods and/or ancestors are honored with the purpose of giving thanks, offering prayers, or appeasing spirits. Do you know that there is an unusual summer festival taking place in Noboribetsu City (登別市),…

Bask in the Bright Yellow Hues of Summer at This Sunflower Festival in Japan!

Summer in Japan offers a lot for the senses as you take in the sights of blossoming flower fields, sample delicious in-season cuisine, and have fun at colorful and lively local festivals. If you are in Tokyo during this season, how about heading to the largest sunflower field within the prefecture for a day of…

Enjoy Beer and Dessert in One With ICE MONSTER’s Newest Flavor of Shaved Ice!

Japan is popular for “kakigori,” which means “shaved ice” in English. It is an all-time favorite summer treat in the country. It comes in several flavors such as melon, lemon, cherry, matcha, and many more! This summer 2017, a new flavor was recently introduced, making beer drinkers happy. It’s the beer shaved ice which really…

Enjoy the Sights of Osaka and Kyoto From the Water With These 2 Summer Boat Tours

Going on a yakatabune cruise is a popular summer activity in Japan. A yakatabune is a classic low barge style boat that goes sailing in the river during the summer season. Many companies provide tours using these boats in order to help tourists enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Japan in a luxurious time. They also…
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