Japan’s summer is known for its extreme heat, which is on par with Malaysia’s all-year-round summer temperatures. For those of you who want to experience Japan’s abundant nature without the heat, why not try some outdoor activities or explore World Heritage Sites in one of the cooler regions?
Here, you’ll find the average temperatures are at least 10 degrees cooler than in the major cities and the humidity is lower as well, it also provides the perfect climate for walking and hiking among beautiful summer scenery and flora, as well as for activities like camping and golf. One of the most popular spots is the famous Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2013, its summit is 300 meters lower than that of Mount Kinabalu (Kinabalu: 4,095m; Fuji: 3,776m). Even so, Mount Fuji is covered in snow during the winter, and for safety reasons is only open to climbers for two months in the summer. The view from the top of Mount Fuji is absolutely stunning, so it is certainly worth visiting during the climbing season and taking on the challenge. Traditional Japanese festivals called Yamabiraki (opening the mountain) are held each year at various locations in Japan to pray for the safety of mountain climbers, which is another must-see of the season.