Rainy Season Almost Over
As rainy season ends, humidity rises and the really hot summer weather begins to set in. Most foreigners have left the area for cooler climates. The only foreigners still in the Kansai area are those who had no other choice but to stay either because they had to work or because they couldn’t afford the high summer airfare. Either way, they are going to have to tough it out in heat and humidity.
If you are planning to visit in the Kansai region, be prepared to take lots of showers. However, in all reality, it isn’t much to worry about because Japan is home to many onsens and public baths. Take a nice hot bath or onsen and then cool off in the lobby under the air conditioning with a beer or sake and some nice Japanese food. It doesn’t get much better than that, even if outside is almost unbearable.
Read more about the author of this post: Kyle Yates is an American English teacher living and working in the Kansai area since 1996. Read more from this author
Sports Day for many schools is on a Saturday in September or October. It is a day set aside once a year when students, faculty and families come together at school to dance, run races and enjoy time together. Most schools have to Sports Days. One is for students only, where families come and watch their children perform, run and do games. The other is for students and families to enjoy doing races, obstacle courses and games together. They are usually one or two weeks apart.
At either Sports Day, parents and family members come to the event early in the… Continue reading