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All About Japan’s First Sunrise of the Year and 5 Good Places to View It

Did you know that there are a variety of activities in Japan that you can participate in to mark the momentous occasion of the new year coming in? Other than letting your hair down during countdown parties or reflecting on the past year and making New Year’s resolutions, why not welcome the year the Japanese…

Oshogatsu: New Year’s in Japan

Author’s photo: Go to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa if seeking business prosperity The single most important holiday in Japan is undoubtedly Oshogatsu. Rich in religious tradition, Japanese New Year is a time to be thankful the current year ended safely and to invite luck and success for the next. Most Japanese families are on vacation…