Japan, unlike Vietnam or China, has no Lunar New Year as Japanese people is no longer follow Lunar calendar. Instead, they have New Year Day that takes place on January 1st. Japanese people celebrate New Year Eve like Western countries with countdown parites, fireworks and greetings. Furthermore, the largest bell at Chiyo-in Temple in Kyoto will be rang by monks at New Year’s Eve
Like many countries, New Year’s Eve is warmly-welcomed in Japan by beautiful fireworks displays. Japanese people observe the fireworks and wish for a lucky new year
There is also lion dancing in Japan to celebrate New Year’s Eve. However, Japanese lions’ shape and dancing way are very different from Chinese ones.
On New Year’s Eve, Chiyo-In Temple Bell will be rang by monks in order to pray for a happy new year