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Hatsumode in Asakusa

Spend a Japanese-style New Year in the heart of Tokyo

Venue: Sensoji Temple When: Early Jan 2024
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The first visit to the shrine or temple in the new year is called Hatsumode, and it attracts quite some crowds every year, and I think it is a great way to start a new year in Japanese-style. Fireworks are the standard celebrations in many cities in the world, but in Japan it is mostly a cultural setting at a temple like the one in Asakusa, Senso-ji Temple, where the year begins with offering prayers for a prosperous year ahead. Warm crowds in the cold night of December 31, this is a unique experience to spend the early morning time of the new year.

And don't forget your etiquette!

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Elena Lisina 3 years ago
SO crowded! WOW!

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