We just got back from our epic Japan trip, and we wanted to share with you how we brought in the Japanese new year!
We did a few things to celebrate the new year, but one Japanese tradition is to go shopping! Who can’t get into that? It’s great because every store sells New Year’s bags. These are bags full of goodies, some of which are clearly marked as to their contents and others that are a complete surprise. We chose to buy a surprise one from a grocery store. Check out our video below to see what we got!
Japanese Year of the Monkey!
The Japanese celebrate the Chinese Zodiac, and 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. We couldn’t resist visiting the Jigokudani Monkey Park outside of Nagano. We had a wonderful time watching them bathe, eat, and play even though there were plenty of people all over as well. Stay tuned for an upcoming post detailing all about visiting this awesome sight.
How did you bring in the new year?
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