Summer in Japan packs a serious punch! Especially from late July through August, when temperatures reach an average of 80° Fahrenheit (30C). And, since the humidity during the summer months is about 80%, this can make it feel like 100° outside. Here is how to beat the heat during summer in Japan.
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Every year in June, along with the rainy season, pretty clusters of colorful hydrangea flowers bloom across Japan. The beautiful flowers are called ajisai (あじさい、紫陽花) in Japanese. Some places are even famous for the incredible number and variety of hydrangea flowers. Here are 10 popular hydrangea-viewing spots in Japan!