Fireworks are a major part of the Japanese summer season with hundreds of displays held all over the country throughout July and August. Local events have a festive atmosphere, with people dressing up for the occasion in colorful yukata (a kind of light summer kimono), and buying snacks and beverages from street-side stalls.
Although most people are familiar with the main islands of Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Hokkaido and Okinawa, Japan actually consists of over 6000 islands. Some of them have become very popular touristic spots among the locals but also foreign visitors due to their original concepts. Here is only to name a few.