My mother and I will be visiting Japan from August 7 til August 18 and I am fully aware that it's going to be super HOT! So are there any recommended activities in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto that help stay out of the heat?

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kunoichi kunoichi, Living in Japan

Answered over 3 years ago

Oh it's already super hot! lol
If it were Japanese, we go to aquariums, planetarium, movie theaters, shopping malls, etc. How about watching Kabuki performance in Ginza? It will be inside of the cool theater. 
Or stay at a temple in Koyasan? It's about 80 minutes from Osaka and since the temple is in the mountain, it seems like it will be a lot cooler in the morning and at night:

This is not exactly an activity but how about trying Japanese shaved ice "Kakigori". Try the matcha flavor one, with red bean paste and shiratama mochi and condensed milk. Kakigori is Japanese summer icon and we enjoy eating it in summer. (Some popular places make long queue!)
Mel A

Commented over 3 years ago

Thank you!! Will definitely keep this in mind all the while on our trip!