Come New Year's Eve, Tokyo is usually filled with incredible parties and countdown celebrations. Thanks to Covid-19, things are a little muted, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Tokyo is still hosting some concerts, club nights and parties over New Year's Eve, including the last ever NYE countdown at Tokyo's mega nightclub Ageha.
While New Year’s Day in Japan, called shogatsu, is normally a quiet holiday dedicated to family time, New Year's Eve in Tokyo is anything but. This year, things may be more muted and celebrations will need to be socially distanced, but you can still spend the last night of the year like a Tokyoite by heading to a countdown party, sipping creamy amazake at a temple or getting up early to catch the first sunrise of the new year.
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