Monthly Archives for December 2013

New Year Eve noodles

Eating extra long, thin soba noodles on New Year’s eve is a common custom in Japan. Known as toshikoshi soba, or year-crossing noodles, the long noodles are said to symbolise a long life and are traditionally eaten with family at … Continue reading

31. December 2013 by Joey
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The New Year countdown

Two more days to wrap up year 2013. For most Japanese families, the real holiday spirit is felt during the time around New Year. Cities across Japan participate in this tradition in a number of ways. Here in Tokyo, people fix … Continue reading

29. December 2013 by Joey
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Kenroku-en, Kanazawa

Kenrokuen Garden is one of Japan’s official top three gardens. It’s an excellent example of a typical Japanese strolling garden and the grounds are quite large! The most famous view is of the Kotojitoro Lantern overlooking Kasumigaike Pond and the … Continue reading

26. December 2013 by Joey
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Noboribetsu, Hokkaido

  There are over 200 hot spring in Hokkaido and Noboribetsu is the most popular one. Over 11 kinds of spring water exclusively there. Tourist can dress up in the traditional yukata & walk on the street too.  You can … Continue reading

26. December 2013 by Joey
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Merry Christmas 2013

Apples from Aomori pref. wishing everyone a very “Merry Christmas”. It can be gifted from the cost of 1575yen per apple. May this festive season brings you more joy & happiness.   

25. December 2013 by Joey
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