Who needs to be reminded of summer while being fried every time I venture outdoors in sunny sunny Kuala Lumpur? If it's not hot, it's wet. If it's neither hot nor wet... then we have haze. Ugh. Natsubate? I experience natsubate all year-long! Blergh.
I've been so pre-occupied with autumn, I forgot about summer in Japan. We experienced Japan's summer while vacationing there a few times. Middle of the season in 2006 and towards the end in 2009 and 2010.
So, here's my summer in Japan...
We avoided popular spots in Tokyo so that we don't experience this much. Heat + crowd = migraine.
Instead, we opted for these
A lakeside trip, hoping to spot a dragon.
We hiked up a mountain. Give a boy a stick and he can have fun with it for hours!
We visited a small island too and enjoyed the seaside view, along with a particularly nice trail walk.