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5 Places to Visit in Japan When it’s Too Hot in Summer

From Nagano, Gifu, Aomori and more, here is a list of some of the best spots in Japan to visit in summer.

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Splash Into Summer with The Best Waterslides in Japan

With the summers only getting hotter, here is a cool list of our favorite parks with waterslides.

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Heat Stroke in Japan: What to Do and How to Avoid It

Heat stroke is a real danger in Japan’s hot summers. Here’s how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it.

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Surf, Sun and Save: Discounts for Kanagawa Beaches in Japan

Here are 5 fantastic bargain beach trips from Tokyo that you can visit without breaking the bank.

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5 Summer Foods to Cool Off in Japan

Chill out with these cooling summer dishes in Japan’s intense summer heat.

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Thrills and Spills: 5 Great Roller Coasters in Japan

Gaijinpot goes on a special tour of Japan taking in the most ridiculous roller coasters found here.

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Sunscreen Products, Tips and Words in Japan

A breakdown of trending sunscreens in Japan

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4 Fukui Destinations for Summer in Japan

Discover rural and scenic Japan this summer in Fukui.

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Hiyashi Chuka

Japanese summer got you hot and bothered? Cool off with this ice-cold noodle dish.

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Tweet of the Week #147: Parents Take Off Work to Tackle Unfinished Summer Homework

Why do Japanese parents do their kid's school assignments?

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Culture

Kids’ Summer Homework in Japan: With Friends Like These

For better or worse, summer-long school assignments have been a family affair in Japan for longer than you might think.

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Tweet of the Week #145: Cucumbers and Eggplants Ride for Ancestors Spirits

What do horses and cows have to do with Obon?

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