Swim

Summer is here and what could be the best way to cool off the summer heat than to  go swimming and enjoy the water. Fortunately, Tokyo offers abundant water parks where family and friends can go for a refreshingly cool getaways. Here are some of the water parks accessible from central Tokyo:

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Niijima 01Summer in Japan is hot and humid and most people find it stuffy and suffocating. With this kind of weather, most people take this time to travel to places with higher elevations or to go to the islands and mountains. This year we took the opportunity to visit Niijima again and we included a side trip to the neighboring Shikinejima as well.

Niijima 02Niijima

Niijima is the fourth largest of the Izu Seven islands administered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.  It is an archipelago in the Philippine Sea which is about 163km south of Tokyo. The island is a popular place for surfers but it is also a perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Other outdoor activities include camping, trekking, fishing, bird watching, swimming, cycling, sightseeing and hot spring bathing.

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Summer in Japan generally falls on the months of June, July, and August and extends up to early September. Summer months can be hot and humid with temperature ranging from 30-40 ℃. Most people take advantage of the warmer temperature spending more time outdoors and traveling to the beach is surely a top pick. And like most of them, we also took this opportunity to have a short get-away from the busy city and enjoy the white sand, clear water, and forested mountains of Niijima.

Niijima is a fairly small island located approximately 163km in the south of Tokyo and despite the island being nearer to Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, it is actually a part of the metropolis and administered by Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The island is famous for its good camping grounds, different hiking trails, island bicycle riding, and most of all a surfer’s surfing paradise because of its many good waves.

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