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Train times in Tokyo on New Year's Eve 2022-2023

The latest updates on late-night timetables for all major train lines in Tokyo

Tabea Greuner
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Tabea Greuner

Even pre-Covid-19, getting home on New Year's Eve in Tokyo could be tricky. The good news is, some train lines in Greater Tokyo usually add extra late-night services to their timetables in order to accommodate the hordes of revellers out in the metropolis. The bad news is, you'll have to be prepared to wait longer and to squeeze into over-crowded carriages.

Now that you know, it's time to plan your New Year's Eve. Whether you're looking to visit shrines for the traditional new year prayers, take part in a spiritual bell-ringing ritual at a temple, or stay up to watch the first sunrise of a new year, here's how to get home safely.

JR lines

Yamanote line, 1am-5am

'Inner circle' (counter-clockwise, from Shinjuku toward Shinagawa, from Tokyo toward Ueno): departures every 15 minutes

'Outer circle' (clockwise, from Shinjuku toward Ikebukuro, from Tokyo toward Shinagawa): departures every 15 minutes

Keihin-Tohoku, Negishi lines, 1am-4am

Omiya-Sakuragicho: departures every 20-50 minutes

Chuo line (rapid), 12.30am-4.30am

Mitaka-Takao: departures every 30-60 minutes

Chuo-Sobu line, 12.30am-5am

Mitaka-Chiba: departures every 10-80 minutes

Ome line

Departing Tachikawa: 2am, 3.15am

Departing Mitake: 2.54am, 4.08am

Note that trains don't stop at Miyanohira, Hinatawada, Ishigamimae, Futamatao, Ikusabata and Sawai stations.

Yokosuka line, 1am-5am

Yokohama-Zushi: departures every 80 minutes 

Sobu Main line, Narita line

Departing Chiba: 1.15am, 2.50am

Departing Narita: 1.55am, 3.33am

Note that trains don't stop at Higashi-Chiba Station.

Compared to previous years, note that there are no late-night services on Saikyo, Takasaki, Utsunomiya and Shonan-Shinjuku lines.

Other railway lines

Keisei Railway

Ueno-Narita: departures every 20-50 minutes 

Oshiage-Kanamachi: departures every 20-40 minutes 

Keio Railway

Keio line Shinjuku-Takasosanguchi; Keio New line Shinjuku-Sasazuka: departures every 60 minutes

Keio Liner Geishun

Departures from Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi at 1am, 2am, 2.50am and 4.05am. Note that you'll need a seat reservation to board the train.

Tokyu Railway

Den-en-toshi line: departing Shibuya 1.25am, arrival 2.19am at Chuo Rinkan

Toyoko line: departing Shibuya 1.25am, arrival 2.04am at Yokohama

Tokyo Monorail

First trains departing Hamamtsucho 3.45am, 4am; arrival 4.03am and 4.18am at Haneda Airport Terminal 2

First train departing Haneda Airport Terminal 2 4.15am, arrival 4.34am at Hamamatsucho

Tobu Railway

Details have not been announced yet.


There are no late-night services on any lines operated by the following subway and railway companies. They will all run on their respective Saturday/holiday timetables between December 30 and January 3; check the websites for the train schedules.

Tokyo Metro

Toei Subway

Keikyu Railway


Seibu Railway

Odakyu Railway

Sagami Railway

Enoshima Electric Railway (The Enoden line operates to the same standard timetable every day)

First Sunrise special trains

JR Special Rapid 'Sotobo Hatsu-Hinode'

Departing Shinjuku 11.53pm, arrival 2.39am at Awa-Kamogawa, arrival 3.30am at Chikura.

Stops for sunrise at Awa-Kamogawa and Chikura stations.

JR Special Rapid 'Inubo Hatsu-Hinode'

Departing Shinjuku 12.12am, arrival 2.55am at Choshi. From Choshi Station, you need to take a special train to Inubo Station departing at 4.32am and 4.56am. You can remain seated in the Special Rapid 'Inubo Hatsu-Hinode' until the special train departs for Inubo Station.

JR Special limited express train 'Fuji Hatsumode'

Departing Shinjuku 4.13am, arrival 6.17am at Kawaguchiko.

Note that all trains require a special seating ticket, which you can purchase at ticket centres and machines at any JR station.

Odakyu 'New Year's Express'

Departing Shinjuku 4.45am, arrival 5.57am at Katase-Enoshima.

Note that you'll need a special seating ticket, which you can purchase at all Odakyu stations.

Odakyu local train

Departing Machida 4.30am, arrival 5.17am at Katase-Enoshima.

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