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Enjoyed New Year's Soba at plat hostel!  ~plat hostel keikyu asakusa station~

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This is plat hostel keikyu asakusa station!
How is everyone spending these days?
Since our reopening in March 2023, we have been grateful for the many customers who have visited us.
On December 31 of last year, at asakusa station, we offered Toshikoshi Soba noodles as a token of gratitude for the past year.
Toshikoshi Soba is a traditional dish eaten in Japan on New Year's Eve, symbolizing purification for the upcoming year. The noodles are easily cut, signifying the wish to cut off hardships of the past year and not carry them into the new one. Additionally, the long, thin shape of the soba noodles symbolizes hope and dreams for the new year. Because of these reasons, Toshikoshi Soba is cherished as a special dish enjoyed with family and loved ones as part of Japan's culture when welcoming the new year.

When we offered this traditional Japanese dish, there was great excitement in the shared space on the second floor, and everyone was very pleased.
The photo shows customers adding toppings to their soba noodles. Each topping has its own meaning:
・Aburaage (fried tofu)... symbolizes prosperity in business, work, and financial fortune.

・Negi (spring onion)... considered lucky as it sounds similar to the word 'to comfort' in Japanese, representing acknowledging the hardships of the year.

・Kamaboko (fish cake)... the red and white colors symbolize celebration and good fortune, while red is believed to ward off evil and white signifies purity.


It's truly wonderful to enjoy such traditional Japanese cuisine with guests from all over the world at our hostel. Since our reopening, being able to create such opportunities again is thanks to everyone's cooperation, and we sincerely appreciate it.


In 2024, we aim to continue running a hostel loved by everyone and strive for even better management. Thank you and best regards for the year ahead.

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