8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!

Do you know how to enjoy summer in Japan? Japan can be very humid in summer and compared to other countries, it might be a little bit difficult to spend time in Japan during summer. However, the climate is different depending on the region and the place Hokkaido where summer is breezy could be a good example.In places like Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, people take careful measures to avoid suffering heatstroke. Summer in Japan could be very attractive and there are a lot of ways it could be enjoyed. From seeing, hearing, eating, there are so many things that could be enjoyed with your 5 senses.Here are the 8 ways to enjoy summer in Japan and items that could make summer pleasant.



 

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!

 

1. Hang out a Beach

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_beach

When someone says summer, the first thing that comes in mind is the sea. There are a lot of beautiful beaches in Japan. Not only the ones in Okinawa but also those of Izu and Chiba. Also, the beach houses have a shower and dresser rooms just like in the hotel which makes them very popular especially to women. There are also famous apparel and body care brand shops inside the beach house.

 

2. Goto Beer Garden

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_beer_garden

Beer Garden opens on the rooftop of most department stores, hotels and even indoors in summer. There are different ways to enjoy the beer garden from the eat and drink-all-you-can and there are other places too where self-service system is applied and prices here are very low. In recent years, stylish and high-class beer gardens which target women most especially have been increasing.

 

3. Go Natsu Matsuri

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_natsumatsuri

Lined with numerous stalls, the summer festival also includes summer festival events which could be enjoyed by children to adults. Aside from the traditional events of the region where the summer festival is held, the summer festival has also been very helpful in making the region active. Another thing is that these festivals are also done in each community of a certain region.

 

4. Go Hanabi Taikai

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_hanabitaikai

These fireworks are carried out across the country when summer comes every year. It is usually held as an event and when it is done on a large-scale, it is often referred to the “Hanabi Taikai” which means fireworks tournament. Because it is a grand tournament, congestion during the even is always expected and so it might be a good idea to have a brochure to see the location of important places such as the emergency exits and the location of each toilet. Leisure sheets, towels and insect repellent could also be very useful during this events.

 

5. Wear Yukata

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_yukata

The Yukata is worn during the Natsu Matsuri, Hanabi Taikai and many other events. It is worn as an underwear and is never to be used as a street clothing when going out on an ordinary day. Nowadays, it is widely worn as a pajama in Japanese hostels and are commonly own on occasions such as festivals from the Edo period. Because it is affordable compared to the Kimono, it is very popular as a souvenir to foreigners visiting Japan.

 

6. Enjoy the Furin

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_furin

Furin are wind chimes which are suspended on spaces under the eaves of houses. These are the bells made from iron or glass. In Japan, the sound of the bell from the wind is a very soothing sound. Also, pictures of goldfish and fireworks are drawn on the glass surface of the bell making it very pleasant for the eyes to see.

 

7. Refresh with the Uchiwa

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_uchiwa

People in hot places can be seen fanning with the Japanese Uchiwa. The important points in fanning to refreshment using the Japanese Uchiwa are “slowly, widely and fanning upwards and downwards”. People have a tendency of putting much energy into fanning because it`s hot. When you do this, you use much energy which only gets you the opposite result so please be careful.

 

8. Eat Japanese Soumen

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!_soumen

Soumen is a Japanese noodle made from flour. Among the different kinds of noodles, it is particularly thin and can be enjoyed even when it is cold. It is usually enjoyed during the summer because it is easy to eat and refreshing. “Nagashi Soumen” , a type of soumen, is to be eaten while it is flowing from a stream of water. It is enjoyed by children to adults and has already become a yearly summer tradition.

 

Conclusion

So, what do you think?There are four seasons in Japan. Each of the four summer, spring, autumn and winter seasons have their own particular characteristics and depending on the season, there are plenty of different events which could be enjoyed. For many children, summer vacation is the number one most enjoyed season but most have to take precaution from experiencing heatstroke. Please be careful in taking salt and replenish your body with water regularly while enjoying the summer in Japan.

 

8 Frolic Ways to Enjoy Summer in Japan!

1. Hang out a Beach
2. Goto Beer Garden
3. Go Natsu Matsuri
4. Go Hanabi Taikai
5. Wear Yukata
6. Enjoy the Furin
7. Refresh with the Uchiwa
8. Eat Japanese Soumen