The best sunrise spots
Yokohama's Osanbashi Terminal is one of the city's top spots for viewing the first sunrise of the year, and crowds start gathering around the ship-shaped pier long before the main event. The programme also includes a midnight steam whistle 'symphony' to mark the coming of 2018, conducted by the ships anchored around Osanbashi. No entrance fees are required – a fact that only adds to the merriment.
Take the lift to the top of the capital region's tallest building (296m) to feast on the sunrise views from the 69th floor. Opening from 6am, the observatory is bound to get extremely crowded, so you might have to queue up through the night in order to secure a decent spot. Entrance costs ¥1,000.