Also you can enjoy Amazake (fermented rice drink) and Oshiruko (sweet bean soup with rice cake) at a nearby shrine or a café. Usually people have to walk a long way in a cold night to see beautiful sunrise.
Going to see the first sunrise of the year is popular among us. You may need enough strength to enjoy the marvelous view.
A lazer-guided, umami-flavoured, Hello Kitty fun machine where samurais battle Shiba dogs in naked thermal hot springs.
If you’ve taken a holiday in Japan, you’ll know that that sentence makes a surprising amount of sense.
Is definitely value for money & always ends on a high!!!
Review submitted Great trip, especially for travellers who have not been to Japan before.
Something traditional and beautiful can be found by just walking around the place you stay at.
There are various local events and traditions to celebrate New Year in our country.
During the holiday we have traditional events and customs you may be interested in.
This is a country that’s famously hard to read, so a local-led group tour is a pretty good idea. Intrepid is a well organised tour company that focus on the highlights of the country, which try’s to hone in on the local culture.
We’ll introduce you to Soba masters in Tokyo, lead you through tuna auctions and sumo stables, stay with Buddhist monks in Koya San and sing bad karaoke ‘til the wee hours in Osaka (all while sipping sake and gorging on market fresh sashimi). Certain activities & meals are provided, which allows for flexibility of what you personality want to see or do. The group, aswell as the tour guides have always been enthusiastic, friendly & willing to make the most of the trip.
Although possibly dating back as far as the middle of the Nara period, the name, meaning "bath spread", derives from the Edo period practice of using them to bundle clothes while at the sentō (public baths; public furo) to prevent a mix-up of the bathers' clothes.
Before becoming associated with public baths, furoshiki were known as hirazutsumi (平包), or flat folded bundle.