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Even in icy winds, going out in the Tokyo area around New Year’s can warm people’s hearts and light up their souls. Many events that can only be experienced at this time of the year will be happening across the city. Below are some places people of all ages can enjoy visiting whether on their own or with family or friends.

Hamarikyu Gardens offers a demonstration of falconry, Japanese traditional games and photography inside the Tsubame-no-ochaya (Swallow teahouse) on Jan. 2 and 3.

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