Celebrate the New Year with a Japanese tradition by visiting a shrine or temple and pray for good fortunes
Come New Year's Eve, Tokyo is usually filled with incredible parties and countdown celebrations. However, due to Covid-19, New Year's events in the city are limited. That doesn't mean there's nothing to do, though. Many of Tokyo's shrines are still open for the first prayer of the new year and you can still partake in the spritual bell-ringing ritual at some temples.
Here's our round up of NYE celebrations happening around the capital, and if you're still standing after all the countdown festivities, continue on to catch the first sunrise of 2021. Take your pick from our list below and get ready to say goodbye to 2020 in style.
BEFORE YOU GO: Check out the train and transport situation across Tokyo on New Year's Eve 2020/2021