geographicallyHanabi Matsuri or Firework Festivals are held all over Japan during the summer season. The firework displays give color to the night sky and the festivals create a lively atmosphere which attract local and foreign enthusiasts. Most Japanese men and women attend this event wearing the traditional yukata, summer kimono or jinbei.
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:
Hanabi Matsuri or Firework Festivals are held all over Japan during the summer season as it had been a fundamental part in Japanese culture. Firework displays give color to the night sky and create a lively summer season. The festive atmosphere attracts hundred of thousands of spectators coming from all over the country and visitors as well. Most Japanese men and women attend this event wearing the traditional yukata, summer kimono or jinbei.
Below is a list of some of the 2015 Hanabi schedule:
There’s no better way to enjoy a hot summer’s day than going to the beach and having fun in the water or just lying back and relaxing in the sandy shores while enjoying the cool sea breeze, listening to the waves lapping the shore, and watching beautiful people pass by.
Traveling and exploring outdoors with your child is a perfect tonic for parenting stress. But with the crowded summer destinations, fully-booked hotels, expensive Shinkansen and plane fares, there seems to be nowhere else to go. Instead, we decided to go on a hike on a lesser visited but no less impressive mountain near Tokyo.