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New Year's Eve events and countdown parties in Tokyo

How to welcome the new year with a bang – Tokyo's best countdown parties, gigs and shows. Your December 31 2020 sorted

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Time Out Tokyo Editors

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

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