Published On: Thu, May 26th, 2016

Interesting Things That You Can Find in Japan during Summer

Japan is one of the best destinations for vacation. There are many people from other countries that visit Japan on their holidays. Japan is not only known for its beautiful nature but also for its interesting culture as well. One of the best moments to visit Japan is in the summer time. There are many interesting activities that you can do in Japan during the summer. Below are several recommendations about things that you can see in Japan during summer.

1.     Summer Festival or Natsu Matsuri

 

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One of the most popular attractions that you can find in Japan during summer is Summer Festival or also known as Natsu Matsuri. This traditional festival is held during summer. There are various events that you can find in this festival. People of Japan celebrate the summer by coming to this festival and doing many interesting activities. You can see traditional Japanese culture if you come to this Summer Festival.

kimono in summer japan

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Bon Odori is traditional Japanese dance. This dance is considered as one of the most interesting parts of Japanese culture. Each region in Japan has different sounds and looks of Bon Odori. If you are interested, you can participate in this traditional dance. Most tourists or travelers will come to festival where they can find and take pictures of Japanese people perform Bon Odori.

bon odori summer in japan

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Other interesting thing that you can find in Japanese festivals is traditional foods. You can find so many stalls in Japanese festivals that sell various types of traditional Japanese foods such as Yakisoba or fried noodles, chocolate covered banana, grilled sweet corn, and other delicious foods. You also can see various interesting activities on these festivals such as shooting games or Kingyo Sukui or catching goldfish.

catch fish in summer japan

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2.     Tanabata Festival

tanabata festival summer japan

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Other popular traditional festival that you can find in Japan is called Tanabata Festival. This festival is held on 7 July. The purpose of this festival is to celebrate Vega and Altair meeting. Vega and Altair are lovers who are separated by the Milky Way. People of Japan will write their wishes on paper and hang the paper on bamboo branches during the Tanabata Festival.

3.     See Amazing Fireworks

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Firework events are also a common event that you can find in Japan. There are so many places around Japan that hold firework events during summer. Japanese fireworks came in various different shapes and can shows various different colors when they are burst in the air. Firework events not only show the firework but also show lighting and music which makes the ambiance becomes more exciting.

4.     Wearing Yukata

yukata in summer japan

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There are various interesting activities that you can do in Japan during summer. One of them is wearing yukata and going to various festivals. Yukata is traditional clothing of Japan that is usually worn during the summertime. Yukata is available in various choices of design and color and can be worn by both men and women. You can choose which yukata that you’re going to wear based on your personal preferences.

5.     Summer Music Festival

summer music festival in japan

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Other interesting festival that you can find in Japan during summer is Summer Music Festival. You can find so many outdoor music festivals in various areas in Japan during the summer. The biggest summer music festival in Japan is Fuji Rock Festival. This summer music festival is also known as the most famous summer music festival in Japan as well. This festival is held on 24 to 26 July in Niigata.

6.     Kakigori or Ice Shaves

kakigori ice shaves summer in japan

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You also can find various choices of sweets on Japanese festivals during summer. One of them is Kakigori which is considered as one of the most famous sweets during summer in Japan. Kakigori is ice shaves that came with fluffy taste. There are various flavors of Kakigori that you can choose such as lemon, melon, strawberry, or even green tea. Kakigori is considered as luxury and deluxe sweets these days which make it become more popular.

7.     Suika Wari

suika wari summer in japan

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Suika wari is an exciting activity that you can do in Japan during the summer. Suika wari means cracking open a watermelon. This is a game that is commonly performed during the summer in Japan. People who want to join this game will be required to wear blindfold. Then they will be guided by voice and they will command to crack the watermelon that is placed on the ground using a stick. When the watermelon is cracked, it will be enjoyed by everyone who attends the game.

8.     Nagashi Somen

nagashi somen summer in japan

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Somen is one of the types of noodles that you can find in Japan. This type of noodle is known as the thinnest one in Japan. The most exciting way to enjoy somen is called nagashi somen.

9.     Beer Garden

drink beer in summer japan

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If you’re looking for refreshing drink on the evening of summer in Japan, visiting the Beer Garden is the best choice for you. You can have refreshing evening drink during the humid summer in the open air.

10.  Uchiwa & Sensu

uthiwa summer in japan

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Uchiwa and Sensu is traditional Japanese handmade fan. These handmade fans are known for their artistic design. You might get Uchiwa when you’re walking on the street as the fan will be handed to you as advertisement.

11.  Watch Fireflies

fireflies in summer japan

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Other interesting thing that you can see in Japan during summer is fireflies. Fireflies can be found in many countryside areas in Japan.

12.  Catch a Fish

cat fish in summer in japan

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If you love challenges, catching fish using your own hands might be one of the most exciting activities that you can do during summer in Japan. If you catch the fish, you can grill and eat the fish while it’s still fresh.

13.  Stargazing

star in summer japan

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Summer night is a perfect moment to stay outside and stargaze. You can go to the countryside if you want to see beautiful stars during summer evening in Japan. Villages in Nagano Prefecture are the best spots for stargazing in Japan.

14.  Sunflower Fields

flower in summer japan

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Visiting sunflower fields is also an exciting activity that you can do in Japan during summer.

15.  Furin

furin summer in japan

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Furin is traditional Japanese wind chimes. Furin can produces relaxing tingling sounds. Most of these wind chimes are made of glass. If you like, you can make your own Furin.

16.  Visit Kawadoko

kawadoko summer in japan

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Kawadoko is the type of restaurant that is usually found in Kyoto. In Kawadoko, the floor is located besides or over a river. You can enjoy your meal and listen to the sound of stream at the same time if you visit Kawadoko.

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