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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

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


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

Tokyo Monorail

No late-night service

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