YokosoNews Japan Travel Guide (JTG) is the traveler's tip from YokosoNews.
Albert Espinosa and Katz were sweating like a waterfall, but still enjoying Kyoto's summer day
We never say you should not come to Japan during summer. Japan has all kinds of event: Obon festival, fireworks, dancing, beach, climbing or camping. However, Japan is very humid and hot during summer. Certain preparation is necessary to survive this hot humid Japanese summer.
If you are coming from the region with dry or cooler climate, you should pay extra attention to the following advice.
I wish you enjoy the stay in Japan. At the same time, be heathly!
This article may be boring. But it's for your health.
Watch out under such circumstances
This is no joke. The summer climate in Japan tends to be very humid. Even if it's 30 celcius (86 F), you would feel like 35 C (95F) of dry region. Also when you are traveling, you tends to be outside longer than usual.
Make sure to take more break than you think you need. Japan has a lot of nice resting spot like this...
Katz enjoying tea break at Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan
The tea break at Kinkaku-ji was peaceful~.
In addition to the previous tips, when you are traveling:
There are mainly four stages of hyperthemia (heat sycope, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke). (Quoted from Wikipedia article)
(熱失神 = Netsu-shisshin) = 1st degree hypeethemia
Sudden loss of consciousness due to the dehydration.
It requires body cooling and Intravenous therapy (IV therapy).
(熱痙攣 = Netsu-Keiren) = 1st degree hypeethemia
After sweating a lot, drink large amount of water, but not enough salt or mineral (unbalanceness)
Drink salt water
(熱疲労 = Netsu-hiro) = 2nd degree hyperthemia
Dehydration of the body due to sweating more than drinking water and taking enough salt and mineral
Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) and body cooling
（熱射病 = Nessha-byo） = 3rd degree hyperthemia
The heat damages hypothalamus (the part of brain) and the body is no longer able to control the body tempreture.
Call for ambulance (Call 119)
The following is the PDF contains a several Japanese sentences in case of emergency. We hope you should not have to use it. But just in case.
Happy and safe traveling!