There are so many tales of fun things to do, yummy things to eat and cool places to go in Japan during the summer floating around the internet through anime, manga, videos,articles. I have never experienced it outside tour programmes, nor receive any first hand account from an acquaintance or a friend about ‘the real’ Japanese summer. It was about time that I do. So, I contacted some college friends and fellow bloggers to obtain some information via questionnaire from some of my real life and online friends. From their answers, I have discovered some familiar and unexpected things about how to experience a Japanese summer both in and outside Japan.
I managed to find 10 volunteers for my mission: 2 couple and 6 individuals made of 2 males, 5 females; 7 Japanese, 1 Romanian and 2 American, 2 are living outside Japan and 4 of which are bloggers. Let’s introduce them to you first.
Muza-chan or Lily, is a Japan travel photographer and blogger. She travels to Japan every summer to capture the country’s beauty. She runs a widely popular travel and photography blog: Muza-chan’s Gate to Japan.
Japanese Living in Japan
Akiko is a career woman working for a multinational company in Tokyo. She studied in the US for her Bachelor degree. She is now living with her Swedish boyfriend in a Tokyo suburb. I had visited her once in Japan and she showed me lots of fun.