To get a good start on the year, eating something delicious is a must. It is a lot of fun and gets you in the mood to do your best in the coming year. At New Year in Kyoto there is nothing but good things to eat. Getting your fill of special lucky foods for New Year is a good idea. There are also plenty of ceremonies that are both fun to watch and fun to join in. You can go on enjoying the New Year mood until the middle of January. (That said, if have go back to work after New Year, take it seriously!) We will introduce some special New Year goods and fun ceremonies at shrines and temples.