The best thing about summer in Japan is that there are all these great festivals!
Each and every city has their own, so it’s hard to miss them – no matter where in Japan you are.
In mid-August the local people dance from evening till morning and anybody can join!
I’ll write a separate entry about my experience there and how to prepare accordingly, so definitely stay tuned for that.September doesn’t really have to offer anything special in my eyes.Usually it’s still very hot and humid, but it’s also known as the typhoon season. Normally the weather is great for travelling (especially in October and November) and the beautiful autumn colors are something you shouldn’t miss!The main season for festivals is “obon” (お盆), the time around August 13th-15th.Please note that this is also another busy travel time as it’s summer vacation for students and most adults have days off during “obon”.
Plum blossoms look very similar to cherry blossoms, but they smell better. One of the weirdest festivals you’ll ever experience takes place in early April, the “Phallus Festival in Kawasaki“.