Typically June begins with wonderful weather and blooming flowers like hydrangea and gardenias. Fireflies begin to make their appearance and they are still abundant in the small tributary streams around Miyama. This is one of the quietest times of year for tourism in Japan, so it’s a good time to make a quick visit. Watch out though because the rainy season generally arrives around the middle of June and humidity soars, along with pretty regular rain.
Hoba gohan is a seasonal dish made from rice and beans wrapped in a plant leaf that is said to keep it fresh.