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New Year's Eve 2023 will soon arrive

In Mexico, Christmas is here! But in Japan, after receiving Christmas, we prepare to receive the New Year; so people start cleaning their houses, preparing New Year's dishes and preparing "Toshikoshi Soba" to eat on New Year's Eve.

This time we will introduce the origin of "Toshikoshi Soba".



Although there are various theories, it is said that the culture of eating soba on New Year's Eve began during the Edo period.


The reason for eating soba is that it is believed to give a longer life as they are long and thin noodles; therefore, people pray for a longer life.


There is another theory that, to avoid the difficulties and epidemics of this year, one should eat soba to improve metabolism and cleanse the body of impurities to welcome the new year.


There are many legends surrounding this dish, but, in any case, eating soba on New Year's Eve means that you are finally ready to welcome the new year.


There is no doubt that it is an auspicious food that improves your mood.



At Fujitaya we sell accommodation plans that include Toshikoshi Soba, which includes a meal at GOEN Restaurant on New Year's Eve.

On New Year's Eve, why not enjoy the tradition of soba noodles, cleanse your body and welcome the new year in our Ofuros?

There is no doubt that the coming year 2024 will be a wonderful year!

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