Customs & Culture May 29, 2017 11:04 am

June In Tokyo: The Lowdown


Customs & Culture May 29, 2017 11:04 am

June In Tokyo: The Lowdown


June In Tokyo: The Lowdown

The month of June in Tokyo marks the beginning of Summer and it’s also when the rainy season peaks. Tokyo’s Summers tend to be hot and humid, but June’s temperatures are mild. Rice planting and eating bamboo treats are traditions that the Japanese associate with June. Mizu-youkan” in bamboo tube (竹筒水ようかん) Yokan (羊羹) is a...

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The month of June in Tokyo marks the beginning of Summer and it’s also when the rainy season peaks. Tokyo’s Summers tend to be hot and humid, but June’s temperatures are mild. Rice planting and eating bamboo treats are traditions that the Japanese associate with June. Mizu-youkan” in bamboo tube (竹筒水ようかん) Yokan (羊羹) is a...

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Asakusa April 30, 2016 2:29 pm

Tokyo In May: The Happenings


Asakusa April 30, 2016 2:29 pm

Tokyo In May: The Happenings


Tokyo In May: The Happenings

Tokyo in May is when the school kids and salarymen get to unwind, which starts with Golden Week. Golden Week is a much needed vacation for the hard working people of Tokyo and it essentially begins on April 29th, The Emperor’s Birthday. Constitution Memorial Day on May 3rd and Children’s Day on May 5th continue...

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Tokyo in May is when the school kids and salarymen get to unwind, which starts with Golden Week. Golden Week is a much needed vacation for the hard working people of Tokyo and it essentially begins on April 29th, The Emperor’s Birthday. Constitution Memorial Day on May 3rd and Children’s Day on May 5th continue...

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Festivals June 10, 2015 12:18 pm

Summer Fireworks In Tokyo


Festivals June 10, 2015 12:18 pm

Summer Fireworks In Tokyo


Heavy Hitters: Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki

Summer in Tokyo is all about heat, humidity, and fireworks. The Japanese are in love with fireworks and it shows in their amazing fireworks displays. Some of the best fireworks in the world are exploding every Summer in Tokyo. Each year you can witness a bevy of creative ways the fireworks can take shape. Heart-shaped...

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Summer in Tokyo is all about heat, humidity, and fireworks. The Japanese are in love with fireworks and it shows in their amazing fireworks displays. Some of the best fireworks in the world are exploding every Summer in Tokyo. Each year you can witness a bevy of creative ways the fireworks can take shape. Heart-shaped...

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Customs & Culture May 22, 2015 10:12 am

Bizarre & Yummy Japanese Festival Food


Customs & Culture May 22, 2015 10:12 am

Bizarre & Yummy Japanese Festival Food


Tokyo Beer Guide: Summer Session

Japanese festival food varies from the familiar to the strange, but most of the offerings are delicious. Festivals are a seasonal event all over Japan and many take place at shrines. A whole assortment of tents featuring treats, carnival style games, and actives fill up the area. The games are popular with kids and usually...

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Japanese festival food varies from the familiar to the strange, but most of the offerings are delicious. Festivals are a seasonal event all over Japan and many take place at shrines. A whole assortment of tents featuring treats, carnival style games, and actives fill up the area. The games are popular with kids and usually...

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Festivals January 15, 2015 11:53 am

About Japanese Seasons


Festivals January 15, 2015 11:53 am

About Japanese Seasons


Japan Dreaming

About Japanese Seasons: An Overview Japan has 4 distinct seasons starting with a cold and dry winter. The welcome spring is mild and brings out Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. The summer starts with the rainy season in late June or early July, followed by heat and humidity through August. The arrival of autumn is marked...

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About Japanese Seasons: An Overview Japan has 4 distinct seasons starting with a cold and dry winter. The welcome spring is mild and brings out Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. The summer starts with the rainy season in late June or early July, followed by heat and humidity through August. The arrival of autumn is marked...

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