In Japan, the new year celebrations is welcomed by cleaning and put decorative pine at the door.
On new year`s eve, or are known by the term "omisoka", japanese people have custom to go to the temple to pray by wearing kimono/hakama.
They then will eat "toshi koshi soba" noodles while listening to the new year bell.Unlike at the other countries, new year in Japan is celebrated 3 days in a row.
The first day of new year is called "gantan/ganjitsu". Meanwhile the morning is called "hatsumode."