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3 Awesome Ozoni Recipes

This special soup is usually only eaten one day of the year!

12 Festive Bento for a Year of Holidays

We’ve compiled a list of 12 bento based on Japanese holidays and festivals, so be sure to mark the dates for these special lunches!

Celebrate Oshogatsu Like a Native!

Learn all about how to celebrate New Year's in Japan!

6 Most-Visited New Year's Shrines & Temples

Check out these statistics to find out which temple or shrine has the largest number of attendees during New Year's—and maybe find out the spots to avoid!

Tokyo's Top 5 Club Events on New Year's Eve

If you're in Tokyo on NYE and don't want to miss out on the city's 2016 club celebrations, All About Japan's got you covered!

A Hypnotic Tour through January in Japan

The urban jungles of Tokyo and historic temples of Kyoto all look gorgeous in January.

7 Japanese New Year's Traditions Explained

One of Japan's most important holidays, New Year's, brings with it unique customs—some of which date back all the way to the 800s.

6 Things to Do Before New Year's Hits in Japan

Before the clock strikes midnight on January 1, here are a few things that should be checked off before you ring in the New Year!

Awesome New Year's Paddles from Saitama

These may be the best "hanetsuki" paddles of all time!

New Year's at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple!

Texan in Tokyo takes you on a traditional Japanese New Year's journey!

5 Places to Catch the First Sunrise in Choshi

This eastern Chiba town is the first to see the sunrise in the land of the rising sun.

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