Best Ways to Celebrate New Year in Japan

Best Ways to Celebrate New Year in Japan

As an East-Asian country, Japan is one of the very first places on the world where the New Year begins. If you have decided to celebrate New Year's Eve in Japan, but you have no idea where to go or what to do there, this article will be very helpful for you. First of all: if you spend your New Year's Eve in Japan, do not expect loud and crowded club parties. Of course, there are some, but on this day of the year Japanese people tend to celebrate in a more meek and traditional way, spendin... [ read more ]

New Year Traditions in Japan

New Year Traditions in Japan

The Japanese New Year (or Shogatsu) is a very special holiday in Japan. It is celebrated on 1-3 January, according to the Gregorian Calendar; though in Okinawa prefecture the cultural New Year is also celebrated. It is very similar to Chinese or Korean New Year. The celebration lasts for three days, so the days following New Year's Eve are also celebrated. Although Japanese people have 'borrowed' a lot of Western traditions, they kept several ones from their own culture. The aim of my art... [ read more ]