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Brooke Larsen

Born and raised in New Orleans, Brooke recently spent six years living in Osaka, Japan before relocating to Southern California. She spends her free time pining for okonomiyaki (Osaka-style, of course) and onsen. You can find her writing on CNBC Global Traveler, Culture Trip, GaijinPot, and in her secret diary.

Brooke Larsen

Born and raised in New Orleans, Brooke recently spent six years living in Osaka, Japan before relocating to Southern California. She spends her free time pining for okonomiyaki (Osaka-style, of course) and onsen. You can find her writing on CNBC Global Traveler, Culture Trip, GaijinPot, and in her secret diary.

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Japan's Hottest Summer Festivals (That Aren't Obon)

For Fun
Issue:
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
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August 26, 2020

The Japanese summer festival season has a lot more to offer than obon. Learn more about the various food and fun-filled events that are held throughout Japan every summer.