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.
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.
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.