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Trains and subways across Tokyo for New Year's Eve 2019-2020

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

By Time Out Tokyo Editors
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The good news is, most train and subway lines in the Tokyo region add extra late-night services to their timetables in order to accommodate the hordes of revellers descending on the metropolis on New Year's Eve. However, be prepare to squeeze into massively over-crowded carriages and for longer waiting times.

Now that you know, it's time to plan your best New Year's Eve yet: whether you're looking to join a countdown party, visit the shrines for the traditional New Year prayers, partake in a spiritual bell-ringing ritual at the temples, or stay up to watch the first sunrise of a new decade.

JR lines

Yamanote line, 1-5am

'Inner circle' (counter-clockwise, from Shinjuku toward Shinagawa, from Tokyo toward Ueno): departures every 12 minutes
'Outer circle' (clockwise, from Shinjuku toward Ikebukuro, from Tokyo toward Shinagawa): From departures every 12 minutes

Keihin-Tohoku and Negishi lines, 1-4am

Omiya-Sakuragicho: departures every 20-40 minutes
Sakuragicho-Ofuna: departures every 60-80 minutes

Saikyo line, 1-4am

Osaki-Omiya: departures every 60 minutes

Chuo line, midnight-5am

Tokyo-Takao (functions as local train between Ochanomizu and Mitaka): departures every 20-55 minutes

Ome line, 2-5am

Tachikawa-Mitake: departures every 50 minutes

Chuo-Sobu line, 1-5am

Nakano-Chiba: departures every 20-50 minutes 

Sobu Main line, Narita line, 12.50-4.30am

Chiba-Narita: departures every 60 minutes 

Narita line (Narita-Abiko)

Departing Abiko: 1am, 2.30am 
Departing Narita: 1.43am, 3.13am

Keiyo line

Tokyo – Kaihin-Makuhari, 1-5am: departures every 15-30 minutes 
Tokyo – Nishi-Funabashi, 12.30-5am: departures every 45 minutes 
Kaihin-Makuhari – Soga, 1-5am: departures every 45 minutes

Joban line

Departing Ayase: 1.49am, 3.19am 
Departing Abiko: 2.30am, 4.05am 

Utsunomiya line, Yokosuka line (Shonan-Shinjuku line), 12midnight-5am

Omiya-Ofuna-Zushi: departures every 60 minutes 
Zushi–Ofuna-Omiya: departures every 60 minutes 

Takasaki line (Ueno-Kagohara)

Departing Ueno: 2am, 2.53am 
Departing Kagohara: 12.01am, 1.01am

JR First Sunrise special trains

Special Rapid 'Inuboh Hatsu-Hinode'

1st departure Shinjuku 2.15am, arrival at Choshi 4.21am 
3rd departure Shinjuku 2.26am, arrival at Choshi 4.39am 
5th departure Shinjuku 2.42am, arrival at Choshi 5.07am 
This train requires a special seating ticket 

Special Rapid 'Sotobo Hatsu-Hinode'

1st departure Shinjuku 3am, arrival at Chikura 5.25am 
2nd departure Chikura 9.40am, arrival at Shinjuku 12.38pm 
This train requires a special seating ticket 

Rapid 'Izu Hatsu-Hinode'

Departing Shinagawa 4.15am, arrival at Izukyu-Shimoda 7.42am 
Stops for sunrise at Katase-Shirata Station 
This train requires a special seating ticket 

Rapid 'Ito Hatsu-Hinode'

Departing Shinjuku 5am, arrival at Ito 7.58am 
Stops for sunrise at Nebukawa Station 
This train requires a Green Car seating ticket 

Subway lines

Tokyo Metro, 12-5am

Ginza line Asakusa-Ueno: departures every 7 minutes; Ueno - Tameike-sanno: departures every 15 minutes  
Marunouchi, Hibiya, Tozai, Chiyoda, Yurakucho, Hanzomon, Namboku and Fukutoshin lines: departures every 30 minutes

Toei Subway, 12-5am

Asakusa line: departures every 30 minutes 
Mita line: departures every 30-60 minutes 
Shinjuku line: departures every 30-40 minutes 
Oedo line: departures every 30-40 minutes 

Other railway lines

Keisei Railway, 12-4am

Ueno-Narita: departures every 20-50 minutes 
Takasago-Oshiage-through to Asakusa line: departures every 20-30 minutes 
Takasago-Kanamachi: departures every 20-40 minutes 

Tobu Railway, 12-5am

Skytree line Asakusa-Takenotsuka: departures every 35-60 minutes 
Daishi line Nishiarai-Daishimae: departures every 10-45 minutes

Note that there is no late-night service on the Tojo line. 

Seibu Railway

Last departures on all lines are slightly later than scheduled, but there is no late-night service.

Keio Railway, 12-4am

Shinjuku-Takaosanguchi: departures every 20-40 minutes (local trains only) 
Kitano – Keio-Hachioji: departures every 40 minutes (local trains only) 
Inokashira line: departures every 20-30 minutes (local trains only)
Sagamihara line: no late-night service


Odakyu Railway, 12.30-5am

Shinjuku – Sagami-Ono: departures every 15-30 minutes 
Sagami-Ono – Hon-Atsugi: departures every 30 minutes 
Hon-Atsugi - Odawara: departures every 60 minutes 
Sagami-Ono – Katase-Enoshima: departures every 30 minutes  
Shin-Yurigaoka – Karakida: departures every 60 minutes

Tokyu Railway, 1-5am

Toyoko line: departures every 10-30 minutes 
Denentoshi line:
no late-night service between 2.30am-4am


Keikyu Railway, 1-5am

Keikyu Main line Sengakuji-Yokohama: departures every 30 minutes 
Daishi line Kawasaki-Kojimashinden: departures every 7-10 minutes 
Last departures on other lines are later than scheduled 

Sagami Railway

Yokohama-Ebina: departures every 60 minutes 
Futamatagawa-Shonandai: departures every 60 minutes

Enoshima Railway

Entire line between Kamakura and Fujisawa: between 12midnight and 5am – departures every 36 minutes; after 5am – departures every 12 minutes

Yurikamome

Shinbashi-Toyosu: between 12:30am and 5am, departures every 15-20 minutes

Tokyo Monorail

No late-night service

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