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August

August is the summer of Japan, hot and humid and summer vacation for school kids. It sometimes rains at evening time, but most of daytimes are sunny.

Like July, there are many fireworks festival and other kidns of festivals hold in August. If you like marine spots, Japanese beaches are open everywhere. In August, most of beaches have food servces, so you can enjoy beach and tasty food at the same time.

Cicada makes the sound of summer. Obon happens in the middle of August. Obon is like school's summer break for all workers. It is not official like New Year's break, but most people take a vacation. Obon is Japanese traditional custom that they believe their ancestors return to thier house. So, people go home to meet their ancestors. During Obon, Bonodori festival hold.

The contents of this month

Oirase Valley

Kamikochi Highland

Nagaoka Fireworks

Tokushima Awaodori

Kakunodate Samurai Residence

The Summit of Mt.Fuji

Fujinomiya Climbing Route

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble

Kamakura Summarized

Kamikochi Hiking

Yoshida Himatsuri

Kuonji Temple

Uzushio Kisen Cruise

Hirosaki Castle

Okama

Naruko Valley

Atomic Bomb Dome

Mt. Oyama

Asakusa Samba Carnival

Koenji Awaodori

Roppongi Summarized

Odaiba Summarized

Sannai Maruyama Site

Nakasuji House

Kazura Bridge of Iya

Gozengamine

Hyakuyojo Falls

Nebuta Matsuri Sea Traveling

Zao Fudo Falls

Fukiage Jigokudani

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

Shirahama Ohama Beach

Narai-juku

Mino

Mt. Myogi

Shimoda

Comic Market

Ashikaga Fireworks Festival

Ashikaga School

Yosakoi Festival

Hachioji Matsuri

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Senga Waterfall

Fireworks at Tamagawa River

Lake Tazawa

Osarizawa Mining

Canoe at Lake Sai

Fruits Farm Hagihara

K4GP in Fuji Speedway

Canoe Tour at Lk Shima

Amagoi Falls

Wakimachi

Iya Shonbenkozo

Spiral Walk

Tsuboniwa

Yokoya Valley

Edo Castle Tour

The Statues of Namahage

Sankai Falls

Akiu Great Falls

Atsugi Fireworks

Kiso Town

Tsukiji Honganji Bon Odori Matsuri

Inokashira Park

Fujinomiya side of Mt. Fuji

Irita Beach

Ashikaga

Miura Beach

Shuzenji Onsen

Hamarikyu Garden

Tamura Sake Brewery

Kitanomaru Park

Izawa House

Lake Towada

Nana Falls

Kumoi Falls

Japanese Sweets & Tea Making

Shiki Bus Grape Picking & Onsen Tour

Shiki Bus Sunflower & Grape Picking

Wakayama Castle

Naruto Park

Shinrinyoku Tenbodai

Tokyo Station

Yamagata Castle

Kakunodate Ishiguro House

Kakunodate Aoyagi House

Kakunodate Nishinomiya House

The ponds tour in Mt. Hakusan

Aomori Fireworks

Nakamachi Samurai Houses

Kozo Fudo Falls

Katanuma Pond

Kinshicho Kawachi Ondo

Benten Geyser

Mt. Nesugata

Shirahama Shrine

Tora-san Matsuri

Mino Washi Akari Art Museum

Ikegami Honmonji Bon Odori

The Grave of Shinsengumi

Fussa Tanabata Festival

Orihime Shrine

Mt. Ishigaki One Night Castle

Fukagawa Reitaisai

Marunouchi Ondo

Kyu Shibarikyu Garden

Kiyosumi Garden

Asagaya Tanabata Festival

Kofu Castle

Iijima Jinya

Akita Mikaeri Falls

Towadako Oide Auto Camp Site

Towada Shrine

Choshi Great Falls

Taisyo Pond

Trekking at Mt. Echizen

Akeno Sunflower Farm

Mt Minobu

Yokoya Outaki Falls

Yokoya Kirifuri Falls

Otome Falls

Shirakoma Pond

Goshado of Akagami Shrine

Kaknodate Iwahashi House

Kakunodate Kawaharada House

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

Hirosaki Iwata House

Ane Falls

Homei 48 falls

Ryujin Great Suspension Bridge

Hitacih Ota

Jiyugaoka Bon Odori

Imai House

Udatsu no Agaru Machinami

Okayama Summer Fireworks

Uraja Parade

Oyama Koma Shopping district

Obata

Mt. Takatori

Hiryu Falls

Bentenyama Pure Water Park

Fuchu

Oyama Afuri Jinja Matsuri

Tsujido Beach

Sasuke Inari Shrine

Fireworks at Kamakura

Myojin Pond

Tokushima Castle

Kamiyama Uguisu Falls

Biwa Falls

Oboke Valley

Kudanshita

Mt.Tonosu

Monzen Namahage Statue

Kakunodate Odano House

Ito House and Umeda House

Futakuchikyo Shiraito Falls

The grave of Kiso Yoshinaka

Fukushim Sekisho

Hakozaki Summer Bon Odori

Nakameguro Awaodori

Narimasu Awaodori Matsuri

Hakone Old Road

Dogashima

Todoroki Valley

Lake Kawaguchi Firework Festa

Shinagawa Park

Shinagawa Summarized

Oirase Kudan Falls

Saitama City Fireworks

Kamiyama Kannon Falls

Kamiyama Momiji Falls

Kamiyama Fudo Falls

Hirosaki Sasamori House

Banji Rock

Nakamura House

Fukushima-juku Uenodan

Koyasan Tokyo Temple Bon Odori

Sumida River Toro Nagashi

Tokyo DaiJingu Bon Odori

Shimoda Bay

Ome Summarized

Miura Beach Fireworks Festival

Tsunashima Matsuri

Oyu Stone Circle

Jigokunuma Pond

Shimai Falls

Gojome Castle

Kakunodate Matsumoto House

Kawatabi Shiraito Falls

Suhara Shrine

Kosaka House

Yamamura Daikan House

Kasai Seaside park

Urayasu Summer Bon Odori

Takanawa Bon Odori Dance

Ishibu Onsen

Eshima Kakoi House

Oirase Furo Falls

Mt. Tsuboyama

Iwadeyama Castle

Satomi Fudo Falls

Ogura Park

Narai-juku Shimomachi

Narai-juku Nakamachi

Takase House Museum

Narai-juku Kamimachi

Saigoyama Park

Hamura Dam

Cape Tsurugi

Gotenyama Garden

Feature of this month

Weather Information

This is the list of things to do in August in Japan, and the information of events, festivals and flowers in August.

National Holiday: None

Major Event:
- Obon

Weather: Hot and humid, mostly sunny (rains 137mm per month)
Ave. temperature and humidity of Tokyo: 26.7 degrees C, 75%

Other Months

Oirase Valley

Travel Information

Oirase Valley (奥入瀬渓流) is one of the most beautiful nature spots located in Aomori Prefecture. It is 14km long small valley with a riverside walk that you can enjoy great hiking nearby pure walk. There are many great waterfalls running into the river. This site is chosen as national special scenic beauty and a natural monument. At the early summer, you can enjoy beautiful green leavse, and in Autumn, all the leaves have breathtaking Koyo.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
There is a rental cycling.

Access
0. at Yakiyama Bus Station.
1. use local bus to Nenokuchi Stop or Ishido Stop.
No bus in winter.