Summer is officially here. Despite the heat and humidity, summer in Japan can be a magical time. From the star festival of Tanabata to delicious Fukushima peaches coming into season to festivals every weekend, this is Japan at its best. Don your jinbei and yukata, eat that Blue Hawaiian shaved ice and make the most of the festival atmosphere! After all, the best way to beat the summer heat is to have so much fun you forget about it!
Also– keep your eyes peeled for a second list of summer events dedicated solely to the many fireworks events around our beautiful lucky island, Fukushima!
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Without further ado, your July 2018 events!