Summer in Japan

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Summer sees the temperatures climb to sweltering levels and the cicadas making a racket – otherwise this is the time gets outside to celebrate the clear skies.

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Ebisu's Bon Odori Summer Festival

The Bon Odori Festival in Ebisu, Tokyo is a huge summertime gathering rich in tradition. With music, dancing, food, drinks, and clothes dating back to old times, this annual festival is well worth a visit.

Tenryu-ji Temple in Summer

One of the attractions in Arashiyama is Tenryu-ji Temple and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. In summer, you will see the temple and its garden in green colors. You can also sit by the corridor of the temple to gaze into the pond and the blue skies and let your mind drift with the cicadas singing its melody.

Central Park Family Pool

Although only open for a couple of months a year, the outdoor Family Pool, located right downtown, can be a life saver during Hiroshima's long, hot and humid summer.

Minakami River Rafting

Riding the rapids through the Gunma mountains on a whitewater rafting tour on the Tone River. First part of a full day of adventure activities in Minakami.