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Summer in Japan

Summer travel

Why visit Japan in summer

“Japan is a true "year-round" destination, but if you like the heat - and lively festivals - then summer is the perfect time for you to visit! Summer in Japan lasts from about June to mid-September. Summers isare hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from approximately 70° to 90° Fahrenheit. However, summer is also one of the most exciting times to visit Japan!”

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The top 8 places to beat summer heat in Japan

“Where do Japanese love to visit to avoid summer heat in Japan? I searched the top 8 summer resorts loved by Japanese including Furano in Hokkaido, Okinawa, Karuizawa and Hakone, which are famous among foreigners, but also some hidden places like Okutama, Kamikochi and Nasushiobara that you may not know.“

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Japanese summer foods

Try the different flavors of Kakigori shaved ice

"Kakigori is a mountain of grated ice cubes with something on top of it to give it taste. Simple Kakigori comes with some kind of sirup (the chemical type - with fluorescent blue, green, red, yellow color). More elaborate ones come with Uji tea, like the one in this picture, or other tastes like sesame, even coffee. And why not?"

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Enjoy Japanese street food at summer festivals

Go to natsumatsuri (summer festival). These are festivals held throughout the country to celebrate the summer season... I love natsumatsuri because of its delicious food - yakisoba, okonomiyaki, shaved ice, chocolate-covered banana, potato with melted butter, etc. A definite must-do when visiting Japan in the summer and enjoying summer like a local!”

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Summer dining

Yakatabune dinner cruise in Tokyo

“Want to celebrate a special occasion, or experience an only-in-Japan cruise? Then look no further than the 'yakatabune'. These are the descendants of the 'pleasure boats' owned by the ancient nobility of Japan, where they held parties and other raucous events. The interior of most of these boats is tatami, and they often serve fresh seafood and even tempura!”

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Elegant evening of terrace riverside dining in Kyoto

“Summer is here and now there are about 100 “yuka” platforms from restaurants located along the river. They are one of the best ways to dine in Kyoto. There are many kinds of cuisine available such as Kyoto Kaiseki, traditional Izakaya, Sumibi-yaki or Yakitori (charcol grilled), Sushi, Tempura, Sukiyaki, Italian, French, Beef, Asian foods etc.”

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