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2016 is already here, and yet it’s never too late to take a look at the Japanese way of spending the night between years, and the first day of the new year. And what better place to explore the oshougatsu (お正月) practices, than the old capital, Nara. If you’re looking to spend the New Year…

Nara, Deeply Rich with History and Cute Deer!

Nara used to be the capital of Japan from 710 to 794 and even celebrated its 1,300th anniversary of its ascension as Japan’s Imperial capital in 2010. These days, Nara has developed into a local center of commerce and government. It has a very mountainous region which is the perfect place for viewing cherry blossoms…