New Year will be soon upon us again and that means it’s time for some traditional Japanese celebrations! New Year, called Shōgatsu in Japanese is one of the most important festivals of the year with plenty of tasty food and drink, as well as a fantastic variety of interesting customs.
If you want to experience some of the fun that happens during the Japanese New Year celebrations, why not join us at Japan Centre and get involved. There’s free samples to be had to make it even more tempting. 🙂

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The changing of the seasons has enormous influence on the people of Japan and their culture. As the country moves from a blaze of autumnal reds, yellows and golds to the ever lower temperatures of winter, people engage in a whole host of activities to suit the colder, darker months. Whether you seek high octane winter sports or quiet, peaceful reflection,  you’ll find it in the Japan Centre Top 5 Winter Activities in Japan…


Osaka is Japan’s good-time city. A frenzy of neon lights and greasy street food, easy-come beer and all night parties, world-class shopping and boisterous locals. It’s everything a metropolis should be and more – alluring, enticing, overwhelming, gritty, vibrant, tough, mysterious… and that’s just the love hotels. Even better, for all you foodies it’s practically heaven on earth. Join Japan Centre as we take a look at our Top 5 Osaka Eats.