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New Year's In Japan 2018

New Year's In Japan 2018

The New Year is a very important event for the Japanese, who celebrate it lavishly together with their family and friends.
If you're visiting Japan at New Year's, join the locals in hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the year) and taste osechi ryori - the traditional Japanese cuisine eaten at New Year's. Every custom, every dish and every decoration you will see is imbued with good wishes such as happiness, health, and prosperity for the New Year.
Use this special feature as your guide to Japan's New Year's traditions!