Photo: Andre Benz on Unsplash

Updated: Train and subway times in Tokyo on New Year's Eve 2020-2021

The latest updates on late-night timetables and extended operating hours for all major train and metro lines in Tokyo

Written by
Time Out Tokyo Editors
Advertising

[Update, Dec 21 2020] Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases, JR East, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway, Keisei Railway, Enoshima Electric Railway, Keikyu Railway, Keio Railway and Tokyo Monorail have cancelled their late-night service on New Year’s Eve. The decision was made after requests by the national and prefectural governments for train companies to cancel all-night train services on New Year's Eve. 

***

Even pre-Covid-19, getting home on New Year's Eve in Tokyo could be tricky. The good news is, some train and subway 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.

JR lines

There is no late-night service on all JR lines this year.

Yamanote line

Last trains on Dec 31:

From Shinagawa towards Shinjuku 12.38am
From Shinagawa towards Ueno 12.26am

First trains on Jan 1:

From Shinagawa towards Shinjuku 04.43am
From Shinagawa towards Ueno 04.33am

Keihin-Tohoku line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Omiya-Yokohama 11.36pm
Yokohama-Omiya 11.43pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Omiya-Yokohama 04.28am
Yokohama-Omiya 04.21am

Negishi line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Yokohama-Ofuna 12.39am
Ofuna-Yokohama 12.09am

First trains on Jan 1:

Yokohama-Ofuna 04.34am
Ofuna-Yokohama 04.43am

Saikyo line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Osaki-Omiya 11.35pm
Omiya-Ikebukuro 11.46pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Ikebukuro-Omiya 5am
Omiya-Ikebukuro 04.51am

Chuo line (rapid)

Last trains on Dec 31:

Tokyo-Takao 12.15am
Takao-Tokyo 11.53pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Tokyo-Takao 04.39am
Takao-Tokyo 04.28am

Ome line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Tachikawa-Oku Tama 11.21pm
Oku Tama-Tachikawa 11.07pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Tachikawa-Oku Tama 04.47am
Oku Tama-Tachikawa 05.07am

Chuo-Sobu line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Chiba-Mitaka 11.48pm
Mitaka-Chiba 11.51pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Chiba-Mitaka 04.31am
Mitaka-Chiba 04.35am

Sobu Main line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Chiba-Choshi 10.40pm
Choshi-Chiba 9.52pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Chiba-Choshi 04.50am
Choshi-Chiba 04.55am

Narita line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Abiko-Narita 11.54pm
Narita-Abiko 10.59pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Abiko-Narita 05.35am
Narita-Abiko 04.47am

Joban line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Kitasenju-Toride 12.35am
Toride-Kitasenju 12.08am

First trains on Jan 1:

Kitasenju-Toride 04.41am
Toride-Kitasenju 04.35am

Shonan-Shinjuku line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Omiya-Ofuna 10.27pm
Ofuna-Omiya 10.45pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Omiya-Ofuna 05.50am
Ofuna-Omiya 05.09am

Yokosuka line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Tokyo-Kurihama 11.22pm
Kurihama-Tokyo 10.54pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Tokyo-Kurihama 04.55am
Kurihama-Tokyo 04.31am

Utsunomiya line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Tokyo-Oyama 11.08pm
Oyama-Ueno 10.46pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Ueno-Oyama 05.10am
Oyama-Tokyo 05.04am

Takasaki line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Ueno-Takasaki 11.46pm
Takasaki-Ueno 10.33pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Ueno-Takasaki 05.13am
Takasaki-Ueno 05.10am

Keiyo line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Tokyo-Soga 12.35am
Soga-Tokyo 12midnight

First trains on Jan 1:

Tokyo-Soga 04.55am
Soga-Tokyo 04.50am

Musashino line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Fuchu Honmachi-Nishi Funabashi 11.19pm
Nishi Funabashi-Fuchu Honmachi 11.06pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Fuchu Honmachi-Nishi Funabashi 05.01am
Nishi Funabashi-Fuchu Honmachi 04.59am

JR First Sunrise special trains

All JR First Sunrise special trains have been suspended this year.

Subway lines

Tokyo Metro

There is no late-night service on Tokyo Metro lines this year.

Ginza line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Shibuya-Asakusa 11.56pm
Asakusa-Shibuya 11.55pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Shibuya-Asakusa 05.01am
Asakusa-Shibuya 05.01am

Marunouchi line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Ogikubo-Ikebukuro 11.41pm
Ikebukuro-Ogikubo 11.39pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Ogikubo-Ikebukuro 05.01am
Ikebukuro-Ogikubo 5am

Hibiya line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Nakameguro-Kitasenju 11.47pm
Kitasenju-Nakameguro 11.52pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Nakameguro-Kitasenju 5am
Kitasenju-Nakameguro 5am

Tozai line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Nakano-Nishi Funabashi 11.40pm
Nishi Funabashi-Nakano 11.40pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Nakano-Nishi Funabashi 5am
Nishi Funabashi-Nakano 5am

Chiyoda line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Yoyogi Uehara-Kita Ayase 11.55pm
Ayase-Yoyogi Uehara 11.51pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Yoyogi Uehara-Ayase 5am
Ayase-Yoyogi Uehara 5am

Yurakucho line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Wakoshi-Shinkiba 11.40pm
Shinkiba-Wakoshi 11.40pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Wakoshi-Shinkiba 5am
Shinkiba-Wakoshi 5am

Hanzomon line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Shibuya-Oshiage 11.40pm
Oshiage-Shibuya 11.53pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Shibuya-Oshiage 05.15am
Oshiage-Shibuya 05.06am

Namboku line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Meguro-Akabane Iwabuchi 11.33pm
Akabane Iwabuchi-Meguro 12.02am

First trains on Jan 1:

Meguro-Akabane Iwabuchi 05.38am
Akabane Iwabuchi-Meguro 05.01am

Fukutoshin line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Wakoshi-Shibuya 11.55pm
Shibuya-Wakoshi 12.04am

First trains on Jan 1:

Wakoshi-Shibuya 05.05am
Shibuya-Wakoshi 05.05am


Toei Subway

There is no late-night service on Toei Subway lines this year.

Asakusa line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Nishi Magome-Oshiage 11.49pm
Oshiage-Nishi Magome 12.05am

First trains on Jan 1:

Nishi Magome-Oshiage 5am
Oshiage-Nishi Magome 5am

Mita line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Meguro-Nishi Takashimadaira 11.45pm
Nishi Takashimadaira-Meguro 11.20pm

First trains on Jan 1:

Meguro-Nishi Takashimadaira 05.12am
Nishi Takashimadaira-Meguro 05.10am

Shinjuku line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Shinjuku-Motoyawata 11.47pm
Motoyawata-Shinjuku 12midnight

First trains on Jan 1:

Shinjuku-Motoyawata 05.02am
Motoyawata-Shinjuku 5am

Oedo line

Last trains on Dec 31:

Tochomae towards Kuramae 12.32am
Tochomae-Hikarigaoka 12.48am
Hikarigaoka-Tochomae 12.35am

First trains on Jan 1:

Tochomae towards Kuramae 05.08am
Tochomae-Hikarigaoka 05.03am
Hikarigaoka-Tochomae 5am

Other railway lines

More ways to celebrate New Year in Tokyo

Advertising
Recommended
    You may also like
      Advertising