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Holiday in Japan over New Year 2009/8/12 23:50
Hi, I am thinking of visiting Japan between 25 Dec 2009 and 2 Jan 2010.

Am planning to visit Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto. Was wondering if all the shops will shut down on 31 Dec and 1 Jan? I know its Japanese New Year during that time. Kindly advise.


by Ezencia (guest)  

... 2009/8/13 11:56
Most shops open on December 31, but are closed on January 1. But some shops are also open on January 1.
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Travel during New Year 2009/8/13 12:08
Thanks Uji-san. May I know if it is difficult to travel during this period? I am intending to arrive in Nagoya on 31 Dec from Kyoto and leave Nagoya on Jan 2 to the airport.
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... 2009/8/13 14:14
Very, very few shops are open on Dec. 1, even in Tokyo. And many shops close early on Dec. 31. Except for convenience stores. I think you should plan on some sightseeing instead. The temples will be lively.
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