Japan Summer Special 2016

Spending the summer in Japan means that you can rub shoulders with the locals in an energetic festival, or get away from the crowd and go hiking in cool, picturesque landscapes. You can indulge in soul food, and just relax in a hammock within view of Mt. Fuji or sip on a mug of icy, frothy beer in a private hot spring overlooking the festivities. No matter what you choose to do, summer in Japan will always be memorable.

WAttention brings you a selection of our best summer articles to inspire your summer getaway in Japan.

Summer Festivals & Fireworks


Awa Odori: Japan’s Biggest Dance Festival

“It’s a fool who dances and a fool who watches! If both are fools, you might as well have fun dancing!” The lyrics to the Awa Odori’s thematic “Fool’s Song” are a fitting invitation…


Japan Outdoor Adventures


Picturesque Japan: Unkai Terrace

Tokyo’s towering skyscrapers – not to forget about the Tokyo Skytree – might take you up high in the sky, but Hokkaido’s nature takes you above the clouds…

3 Lovely Lavender Spots Around Tokyo
Gunma, Yamanashi, Aichi Prefectures

Japanese Summer Soul Food


Bar Hopping in Osaka

Tokyo is not the only city that never sleeps in Japan. Osaka, the neon lit metropolis also offers a plethora of nightlife experiences…

Best Matcha Parfait in Kyoto
Food Spot – Kyoto

Relaxing Ryokans & Hot Springs


Nagasaki Onsen Yasuragi Ioujima Resort Hotel

Get yourself pampered with some of the best hot springs, food and sights that Nagasaki has to offer. This sprawling resort complex is facilitated with four different kinds of hotels, two natural hot springs…