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These New Year's Eve events in Tokyo have been cancelled due to Covid-19

Major events planned for the holiday season have been called off because of the surge in coronavirus cases

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Due to rising Covid-19 cases in and around Tokyo, not only have all-night trains been cancelled on New Year’s Eve, but several of the city’s big countdown parties, concerts and other seasonal gatherings have been called off as well. See our list of cancelled New Year events below.

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Shibuya New Year's Eve Countdown: December 31 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Countdown Japan 2021
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Countdown Japan 2021 Festival: December 27-31 at Makuhari Messe

Details on ticket refunds will be announced in mid-January 2021 on the event website.

Keep on Fuji Rockin' II
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Keep on Fuji Rockin’ II: December 31 at Tokyo Garden Theater

The in-person concert at Tokyo Garden Theater is now cancelled, but the show will go on – you can still watch every act online from the comfort of your home.

Park Hyatt 2021 Countdown Lounge
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Park Hyatt Countdown Lounge 2021: December 31 at Park Hyatt Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatories
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Observatory First Sunrise: January 1 at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

The South and North towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building will stay closed on January 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, you can catch the first sunrise of the year via a free live-stream on the building’s official YouTube channel between 6.40am and 7.15am on January 1 2021.

We will update this blog if and when any other major New Year events are cancelled.

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