03 Jan 2018 in Discover Japan
Made New Year’s resolutions? Make sure you keep them with some Japanese-inspired help!
Find your New Year’s resolution, then discover our tips to help you keep it!
I will give up smoking
If you’re planning on quitting smoking, you’re probably in for a tough few weeks – or months. But help is at hand in the form of a Japanese plant!
The root of the kudzu is known to treat addictions such as smoking. Take it as capsules to put that smoker’s cough behind you.
I will be tidier
The average size of a Tokyo apartment is 59.74m2 and some are under 10m2 – so minimalism is not just a credo in Japan; it’s a necessity!
Looking for inspiration?
Check out the bestseller by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo. You’ll learn to declutter your home and fold clothes with a pioneering method!
I will lose weight
Japan’s obesity rate is one of the lowest in the world, and its life expectancy is one of the highest.
Because the traditional diet is extremely healthy – low in refined sugar and processed foods, high in grains, vegetables, soy and fish.
Take inspiration from the Japanese and eat more raw fish and tofu this year!
I will reduce stress in my life
Japan may be known as a nation of workaholics, but this is also the country of Zen meditation and hot spring baths. If you’re looking to destress, the Japanese have an armada of relaxation techniques.
The best environment for keeping your New Year’s resolutions?
HOSHINOYA Karuizawa, where the minimalist decor will inspire you, and the outdoor onsen will evacuate your stress.
And, of course, the kaiseki menu is deliciously healthy!