Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festivals) in Japan!

As Japan value seasonal changes, they have a variety of seasonal food and events, and there are so many exciting events happening during summer in Japan! Summer festival is where Japanese culture revive, and where people gather, eat food and sometimes dance along with traditional Japanese summer music. Check out the following popular and unique festivals that Japan has to offer.

Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festivals) in Japan!

Healthy and so Refreshing: the Japanese chilled bottled teas!

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.

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Ramune: the ultimate Japanese summer festival carbonated soft drink!

Ramune has been popular for ages in Japan. People love this drink for its refreshing zesty taste and its original old-fashioned bottle with a marble inside. The glass bottle's design basically hasn't changed since its creation in the Meiji period. Definitely an iconic drink you should try, especially at festivals! Learn more about it by reading what's next.

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Eisa Festivals: Okinawa's uplifting Obon dances!

Okinawa's Eisa Festivals attracts 300,000 visitors every year! They are part of the Obon celebrations happening everywhere in Japan, but with a distinct Okinawan flavor.

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Come Feel the Thrill of the Kishiwada Danjiri Festival!

The Kishiwada danjiri (cart-pulling) matsuri is a festival of Kishiwada city in Osaka prefecture. It is said to be one of the most thrilling festivals in Japan! It's probably also the most popular festival of its kind in the country.

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