Guess, one Japanese custom that people do on Winter Solstice Day. Do you like taking a hot long bath? Do you like citrus fruits? Then you might like this custom.


TOUJI is the 15 days that begin with Winter Solstice Day. It is the 22nd season of The 24 Seasons. On this day, Japanese people take a special bath, called “柚子湯(/yuzu-yu/)”.

柚子(Yuzu) is a type of citrus fruit known as one of Japanese flavor. Its botanical name is Citrus Junos. Fill the bathtub with hot water and float a few Yuzus in the bath. That is 柚子湯(Yuzuyu). The oldest written record of this custom was written in 1838.

The following effectiveness are found in Yuzu:
-To prevent catching cold
-Hesperidin (a type of polyphenol): good for improving blood circulation
-Vitamin C: Good for moisturizing


The top Yuzu-producing district is on Shikoku island, where we are. The top 3 producing districts are all on our island. Kochi, Tokushima, and Ehime. 73.7% of Yuzus are produced in Shikoku!

Would you like to know which season we are in NOW?

Follow our Social Media Accounts of YOUR CHOICE!

What do you get from our Social Media Accounts but you don’t get here?

  • “More than 4 seasons” posts are posted with DATEs of each seasons each year. Because these dates slightly changes every year.
  • You get “post notice” is the Social Media of your choice has the function.
  • If you also follow ” #morethan4seasons “. You will have the archive only about “More than 4 seasons” posts.

HANDY!!! Don’t you think?

Did you know that we provide a usuful service while you are in Shikoku, Japan?

Language assistance attend

Did you know that there are so many local dialects in Japan?

Also, Did you know that people from outside of the area cannot understand the dialect, even if the person is Japanese?

On top of that, we speak in the local dialect regularly.

And, people open up faster if the person spoke the dialect.

Our curator will attend your stay in Shikoku. She was born and grew up here in Shikoku.

You will have so many advantages if you have a language assistant who is from there & speaks the local dialect.

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We all know that there are so many things that guide books cannot cover.

If you are looking for something, in particular, to do here but you cannot find the information in your language, we can help!

We can look into the information and tell you in English. Also, if you would need a language assistant on sight, our curator will attend your experience.

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Haven’t you had this kind of problem? You are looking for some information about abroad, but you cannot find the information in your language nor English.

If you seem to have trouble finding information about Shikoku or Japan, we can gather the information and summarize it in English.

For business purposes or your pleasure, it doesn’t matter.

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