Rainy season is almost officially over.
The six-week season of cool nights and mornings and muggy days is now in its final throes.
The sound of the cicadas is the main clue. They are singing their high summer song, and it is hot.
That means High Summer is upon us.
In Kyoto, late July until mid-September equals torrid daytime temperatures.
Cycling is brutal this time of year.
We tend to do only local runs - shopping, going out at night - until early autumn.
From that point on, when Kyoto weather is sweet and forgiving, we head into the hills on the bike.
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