Japan is a country that is proud of having its four seasons. It is also a country where temporary is a way of living. So, in order to enjoy fully each season without missing anything, let's see what are the seasonal things one can do or experience in Japan.
Summer's here and for Japan, that means hot weather, exciting festivals, and fun cultural activities in every prefecture celebrated by all people young and old. With that said, Japan is the place to be this summer and here are 5 reasons why.
Each prefecture in Japan may have their own uniqueness of how they enjoy each season, such as certain festivals in a particular prefecture, however, each season throughout the country promises joviality and exciting Japanese culture experiences travelers can't find anywhere else.
With a shaded sitting area, a children’s park, a beautiful view of Awaji Bridge, and most importantly the opportunity to enjoy a barbeque meal at the corner of the beach, Asagiri Beach is a highly attractive summer destination.
Although Sano city might not have a lot to offer in terms of excitement like Tokyo or culture like Nikko, there are still some great events here that manage to bring people together from all over the Kanto area.
Located in the mountains north of downtown Kyoto, Kifune Shrine is considered a power spot with a Shinto deity that grants wishes for love and matchmaking. The area is also famous for river dining called kawadoko, and nagashi somen.
If you are in Japan during the summer, chances are you will happen across a group of people celebrating Obon. It is primarily a time to honor one’s ancestors, but has also become an opportunity to visit relatives and generally relax.
Japan has been making desserts for centuries with unique and interesting creations based on readily available local ingredients such as rice and sweet beans. These desserts are designed not only to look good but taste great as well, helping you to cool down from the summer heat.
If you are looking for a smaller family oriented festival for children of all ages and for adults, this tanabata festival offers such a variety in food and entertainment that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Tanabata is held throughout Japan every year and is meant to celebrate true love, the one thing that overcomes all other adversities. The Tanabata Festival in Hiratsuka is one of Japan's most famous and largest celebrations, with thousands of people attending each year.