Ringing in the new and tossing out the slightly old prompts an age-old question, one similar to Christmas trees in the West: when should you take your Shogatsu decorations down?
By Aonghas Crowe on January 11, 2018
While there are many different New Year’s traditions to follow in Japan, one of our personal favorites is “hatsuhinode,” or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.
By Hilary Keyes on December 29, 2017
It’s a question that many Westerners ask every year around this time, when the iconic red, white and green marketing…
By GaijinPot Blog on December 15, 2017
We chart winter light ups all across Japan in our latest travel guide.
By Teni Wada on November 25, 2017
Ten of Japan’s 16 national holidays are directly related to the Emperor — with one more on the way.
By Aonghas Crowe on November 22, 2017
Here are five spooktastic spots for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.