"Farm Tomita," located in Hokkaido, is Japan's most famous lavender bed. The farm, approximately 15 hectares in size, has nine flower gardens and one greenhouse, and the entire site is able to be visited free of charge.
Summers in Tokyo are hot, reaching over 30°C. So, this article will introduce a one-day sightseeing itinerary for must-see spots in Tokyo where you can escape the heat and enjoy energy-boosting dishes!
Hokkaido’s Furano City is home to an interesting summer festival, the “Hokkai Heso Matsuri,” or “Bellybutton Festival.” The festival falls on July 28th and 29th every year, and around 4,000 dancers and 70,000 tourists visit over those two days.
Introducing an Art Exhibit at Mifuneyama Rakuen Park in Saga: TeamLab's Kami-Sama ga Sumao MoriRead Later
Every summer, Mifuneyama Rakuen Park in Saga Prefecture holds an art exhibit, Kami-Sama ga Sumao Mori. This can be translated as "The Forest Where the Gods Live", designed by TeamLab.
Tokyo, Sumida River Fireworks FestivalRead Later
This festival is held every year on the last Saturday of July next to the Sumida River (Asakusa, Mukojima area). It's one of the largest and most famous fireworks festivals in all of Tokyo, attracting massive crowds. If you're lucky, you might even be able to get the fireworks and the Tokyo Skytree in one picture!
Kurashiki Tenryo Natsu Matsuri is a summer festival that over 3500 dancers gather for! The dancers take the festival seriously, as contests are held as well! A wide variety of events will be held, including music parades, a Kurashiki Tenryo taiko drums performance, daikan bayashi odori, and a rock-style version of the daikan bayashi odori, called “OH! Daikan Bayashi Odori,” performed by children.
A Festival that Spans a Full Month with Over 1100 Years of History. This article will introduce “yoiyama” and “yamaboko junko,” two of the top events during the month-long festival. The “Kyoto Gion Matsuri Yamaboko Gyoji” is a registered UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
A Round Trip to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda for a Visit to Ravishing Ancient Lotuses, Tumulus Clusters and the Historic Castle in One Day!Read Later
It is only a 1-hour train ride from Tokyo’s Ueno Station on the Takasaki Line (JR East) to Saitama Prefecture’s Gyoda, where ancient lotuses are in full bloom! Besides, there are Saitama Kofun (tumuli, ancient burial mounds) Park and Oshi Castle, which are rarely seen in other cities in Japan. Here is an account of my one-day round trip to Gyoda and I hope it could be helpful to you.