Kinga Shinnen! Top 7 Japanese New Year Traditions

Just as we celebrate Christmas in the West with traditional food, festive music and an exchange of cards, Japan has a number of different customs to welcome in the New Year. This post explores some of the best-known Japanese New Year traditions, from the tasty (osechi) to the tuneful (Kohaku). Top 7 Japanese New Year …

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What is Christmas Like in Japan?

What to Expect if You’re Spending Christmas in Japan Japan might not be a predominantly Christian country, but it has adopted a number of festive traditions from the West over the years, putting its own cultural stamp on many of them. Spending Christmas in Japan is an exciting and totally unique experience – and one …

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