New Year's Eve events and parties in Tokyo

Where to welcome the new year with a bang – Tokyo's best countdown parties, gigs and shows. We've got December 31 2018 sorted.

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By Time Out Tokyo Editors |

Planning to stay home under the kotatsu (heated blanket that's draped over the table and onto your legs) on New Year's Eve? That would see you miss out – Tokyo always offers a mind-boggling variety of countdown parties, all-night gigs and even traditional temple parades, if you prefer something more cultured. So, braving the cold will be more than worth it. Here are our top picks of NYE celebrations, most of which go on until the first sunrise of 2019. Take your pick and get ready to say goodbye to 2018 in style.

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