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Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873 when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West....[ Click to read more ]

Traditional Japanese New Years’ Foods – Osechi Ryori

Dec 24, 2019 By Ray Proper

Osechi-ryōri are traditional Japanese foods eaten at the start of the new year.  The osechi tradition has been alive in...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsumode in Nagoya – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 By First Admin

Oshogatsu, or New Year, is the most important holiday in Japan. Businesses shut down January 1 to January 3, and families...[ Click to read more ]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

Dec 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

New Year is the main holiday of the year in Japan, and the country shuts down for several days as...[ Click to read more ]

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Skiing in Nagoya: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 24, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

There’s nothing more exhilarating than standing on the top of a slope, the pure white snow stretching out below you,...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Tokyo – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Celebrating New Year in Japan is all about 'firsts.' Perhaps the most important ‘first’ is the first trip to a...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s High Rise City Views

Dec 21, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Whether you love or loathe the hustle and bustle of the big city, there are no two ways about it:...[ Click to read more ]

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Skiing in Tokyo: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 19, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Most Japanese say having the ability to enjoy all four seasons outdoors is what makes Japan unique. The tourist records...[ Click to read more ]

The Best Izakaya in Kobe

Dec 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

In Japan, a popular activity after a long day of work is a visit to an izakaya. A type of...[ Click to read more ]

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