Typically, the Japanese celebrate New Year's not staying up till midnight to usher in the new year, but wake up early morning to generally hike to see the first sunrise of the year. That kicks off three day long festivities, where most people visit shrines and temples. Despite almost every other place/attraction shutting down during this period, these places of worship remain open for this 'Hatsumode' custom. A lot of people dress up in Kimonos, which is fancy Japanese clothing made out of silk. Kyoto is especially popular thanks to its plethora of amazing Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.
And oh, did I mention it's the busiest time of the year in Japan for travel?
Set an early morning call tomorrow because our Ladies and Gentlemen are eager to take you to their favorite temple in Kyoto. You’d get to immerse yourself in a quiet, tranquil scenery like this. Who’s in?
fresh roasted coffee is You can also purchase from the online shop.
it makes you smile.
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We Japanese people are accustomed to eating something on the right day for a blessing. This picture is a rice bowl with topping grilled eel called “Unadon”. Japanese people eat it to pray our good health today, on 20 July (the right day when we eat eel moves every year). You can find it at super market, grocery store, convenient store and restaurant.