New Year Countdown Events in Tokyo

#1) Asakusa Hanayashiki

It is the first and oldest amusement park built in Japan.

On the last day of December, Hanayashiki will close at 18:00 for a brief time, before they open again at 21:00 for the special event of countdown.

With the admission ticket of 2,000 yen per teenager and older (1,000 yean for younger) , you can try as many as 10 different rides there.

Nearest Station:  Asakusa Station

Venue: Hanayashiki

Fees:  2,000 yen

Date/Time: December 31, 21:00~26:00


#2) New Year at Chinatown, Yokohama

Not only do they celebrate Chinese New Year, but they also celebrate the countdown to new year, 2018.

Yokohama has the biggest Chinatown in Japan, and each year, you can see Classical Chinese dance before the countdown and Lion dance after that around the area of Kanteibyo (Kuan Ti Miao Temple) to Masobyo Temple in Chinatown.

Nearest Station:  Motomachi-Chūkagai Station (Yokohama in Kanagawa)

Venue: Kanteibyo  Temple and Masobyo Temple

Fees:  Free

Date/Time: December 31, 23:59~24:20


#3)  Kasai Rinkai Park

Instead of fireworks, how about going to see one of the biggest ferris wheels in Japan, called “Diamond and Flower” ?

The lights of the ferris wheel go off before the countdown and put back on again after that.

After enjoying the beautiful lights, you can ride Diamon and Flower, which takes about 17 minutes for a rotation to celebrate New Year.

Nearest Station:  Kasai Rinkai Kouen Station

Venue: Kasai Rinkai Kouen (Kasai Seaside Park)

Fees:  700 yen

Date/Time: December 31, 10:00~January 1, 8:00


(Only Japanese is available)

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