Japan summer

Summer festivals made Japan’s hot and humid summer more bearable!

At least there is something to look forward to at night when the sun is set and it’s cooling outside.

Hanabi matsuri (Or firework festival) is held in various location in Japan during summer time. The most famous, Sumida river firework festival, was held last week on July 25th.


We covered the story, tips on how to survive last week. If you haven’t read it yet, please check it out!


Ok, for some of you who read our blog, you will know that the amount of people participating in this event make it a nightmare. We have upcoming events soon. If you want to reserve the seat without having to fight with the crowd, check out our new product on hisgo site.

2015 Jingu Gaien fireworks festival NANSHIKI KYUJO AREA admission ticket

Done with the firework!

Now, I would like to  introduce the Bon Odori (meaning Bon dance).

Bon Odori is a style of dance performing during Obon in many regions in Japan. It’s a form of folk dance to welcome the spirit of the dead. Styles and songs might be varied from regions to regions.

Last weekend, I had a chance to participate in the local summer festival in my neighborhood. Despite living in Japan for many years, it was the first time for me to see Bon dance up close. I snapped some video clips and thinking maybe I could share this with you.

The dance seems quite easy and simple. You can learn it within an hour.

Upcoming Bon Odori

“Roppongi Hills Bon Odori”

August 21st-23rd, 2015

Time 17.00-19.00

Place : Roppongi hill arena

More information




For optional tour reservation and inquiry, please contact tic-tokyo@his-world.com or visit one of our Tourist information center in Tokyo.

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