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!

Fantastic "Candy" Shaved Ice at 'Nanzan thé to thé' (Karuizawa)

'Nanzan thé to thé' is a shop in Old Karuizawa (Nagano Prefecture) that serves a new kind of shaved ice that combines the flavors of western and Japanese sweets to make what the shop calls "kashi-gori" or "Candy Ice." The special shaved ice can only be purchased here, and shouldn't be missed if you're visiting Karuizawa!

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5 sublime ice cream shops in Ginza you must try!

Looking for some amazing ice cream in Ginza? Then you might want to check out these five shops! They serve some of the best ice cream and cold treats in Tokyo.

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This Summer's Must-Try Ramen: Chilled Tantanmen at Ippudo!

From the end of July through September 23rd, 2019, the famous ramen chain 'Ippudo' will be offering a very special bowl of chilled tantanmen to help combat the summer heat! If you're in Japan this summer, this special bowl of ramen is definitely worth checking out!

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2019 Tokyo Fireworks Festivals Calendar

Summer is here! There are the most popular and amazing fireworks (hanabi) festivals in Tokyo the you can't miss. When and where can you see? Here is a schedule of Tokyo's famous fireworks festivals so you can mark your calendar!

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Tokyo will have its bubble tea theme park for the summer of 2019

Yes, Japanese people are that crazy for bubble tea. The pop-up theme park will be in Harajuku and will feature several types of bubble tea, photo booths and attractions.

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Sublime! A summertime lemon parfait now served at coisof in Ginza

Take a moment to indulge in a sublime summer treat at coisof! The famous ice cream shop is now offering a beautiful and refreshing lemon-based parfait from June 6th to September 16th.

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Gorgeous, One-Of-A-Kind Peach Shaved Ice Dessert in Shinjuku!

This summer, 2019, a shop called 'SALON BAKE & TEA' in Shinjuku is offering a luxurious and beautiful seasonal peach shaved ice dish unlike anything you've ever tried! It's perfect for the hot summer days that are on the horizon!

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Beer Bubble Tea?? 4 Special Tokyo Bubble Teas to Try This Summer

Tokyo is buzzing about bubble tea right now. The Taiwanese tea drink featuring tapioca pearls has spead like wildfire throughout the city, and now some wacky variations are starting to appear. Here are 4 interesting bubble teas that we want to try this summer!

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Edogawa Fireworks Festival on August 3, 2019. Over 10,000 Fireworks!

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.

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