A Flashback to Summer Festivals in Japan
If you're going to be in Japan during the summer I highly recommend going to some summer festivals. Summer festivals are hard to find but also easy, it's easier to find them through word of mouth then it is online. Also be careful of rain, it rains a lot in the summer so sometimes they get cancelled. But here are some pictures from some festivals I went to.
The festival above was more of a parade. It had a lot of different groups dancing and walking together with drummers and people playing instruments. It was really cool to see.
This festival I don't have many pictures from because it started an hour earlier then it said online, which is why I recommend learning about them through word of mouth. But it was really cool to see everyone in yukata and sending their lanterns down the river.