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!
Koenji Awa Odori Festival: a huge dance festival in the heart of one of Tokyo's hippest neighborhood!
If you are in Tokyo in late August, make sure to check out the Koenji Awa Odori Festival. It is one of the biggest in the city, and it attracts approximately 1 million visitors! Find out more about the summer festival below!
The Tokushima Awa Odori is said to be the biggest awa dance festival in Japan, attracting annually 1.3 million visitors! Be sure to attend it if you are on the Shikoku island during the O-bon period.
Every year, Doutor Coffee, one of Japan's largest cafe chain restaurant, release a series of special summer drinks foods. This year doesn't disappoint with frozen fruit drinks, a traditional ice cream, a shrimp sandwich and a peach a la mode!
Ocean day, also known as Sea Day, Marine Day or "Umi no Hi" 海の日, is a Japanese national holiday in July. Find out where the origin comes from, it's cultural significance - or lack of, actually! - and special events surrounding Ocean Day, including the Marine Day Odaiba Lantern Festival!
The Odaiba Marine Day Lantern Festival is a great summertime activity in Tokyo. Enjoy the sight of countless paper lanterns on the beach with the Rainbow bridge and traditional boats as the backdrop! Check out the foods and other things to do as well!
There are a huge variety of festival food in Japan, and choco banana is one of them! It is a simple dessert, where bananas are coated with chocolate with sprinkles on top. There's something really special about choco banana, so let's find it out together!
Japan has a wonderfully rich selection of bottled teas that are so refreshing and healthy! They contain no sugar, which means they have no calories. Also, these teas have many other health benefits such as being rich in anti-oxidants and helping you digest fats. You'll surely see them everywhere if you come to Japan, from vending machines, to convenience stores to super markets. Their thirst-quenching power is unmatched during the hot Japanese summer so be sure to drink lots of them. Here are a few of them you might want to try.
Summer in Japan could be melting hot with its high humidity but cooling desserts can brighten up your day. Try the following desserts and you will be a step closer to mastering Japanese summer food!
Have you ever tried ice creams in Japan? Maybe a lot of people might be familiar with green tea ice cream or mochi ice cream, but there are so much more than just these two! This article will introduce you to different ice creams you can try in Japan!