Japan’s largest city is a dazzling place to visit.  Mostly admired by travellers is Tokyo’s ability to keep the traditional Japanese culture and embracing a passion for everything new.
Travellers tend to avoid Tokyo in summer due to its super hot climate.  Though it has been argued that summer is one of the best time to visit the Japanese capital thanks to it’s countless seasonal outdoor activities and buzzing atmosphere.  Here are just some tips:
  • Lively summer festivals
Traditional festivals or “Matsuri” to the locals starts in July.  Tokyo hosts a bulk of these events which happens every weekend in the summer.  These festivals are the best chance to experience Japanese street food
  • Fireworks show
Locals call “Hanabi Taikai” – the summer evenings are filled with impressive colourful fireworks which attracts almost a million spectators.  Also come highly recommended is a wearing traditional Japanese summer wear “Yutaka” to fully embrace the experience.
  • Summer Sonic
Annual music festival held in Tokyo and Osaka.  Usually takes place in mid August, the Summer Sonic is considered as two of the biggest music event in Japan and welcomes various genre of global musicians and performers. 
  • Beer Gardens
Many beer gardens are open for the summer.  With shared tables at these events, it is a great way to meet locals in a relaxed environment where everyone is just… well having a beer and a laugh.

In a nutshell, summer in Japan runs from June to August.  …the season of colourful fireworks, lively festivals, summer kimonos and enjoying Japanese summer cuisine.
To further enjoy summer in the Japanese capital, Hotel Okura Tokyo is a great choice for guests with its combination of beauty and immaculate hospitality.  Nest in the Taranomon & Roppongi neighbourhoods, the hotel is a great base to experience one of the world’s greatest cities.

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