The humidity is incredibly high in the concrete jungle, Tokyo.
Children cannot play in a playground because all the metal equipment turned like a sauce pan. It is always a headache for parents how to survive the summer season with their children in Japan.
This is a little tip how grown-ups can entertain the kids without travelling far or spending too much money in Tokyo... Go to the department stores.
One of the biggest department stores, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi main store (Official HP: http://www.mitsukoshi.co.jp/store/fcs/english/1010/index.html) was offering 'Kids Crafts Summer Events' in late July.
It only took about 30 minutes and cost around 500 to 1,000 yen for each lessons.
'Let's make a wind chime' course was simply drawing pictures with markers on a clear wind chime. It is utterly easy but it turned out a beautiful Japanese summer craft.
Another course was '3D greeting card making'. It offered all the materials and instructions.
Everything is there for kids and parents!