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New Year’s Day in Japan is called shogatsu and is normally a quiet holiday dedicated to family time – but that doesn’t mean the city shuts down completely on December 31. Spend the last night of the decade like a Tokyoite by sipping creamy amazake at a temple or counting down the last seconds of 2019 at Shibuya Crossing (or at one of the many NYE parties in town). And good news: most trains will run all night – albeit at a reduced frequency – so you don’t have to miss the countdown for the last train.
There’s certainly plenty to look forward to in 2020: not only is it the start of a new decade, it's also the year Tokyo hosts the Olympics and Paralympics.
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