Last Updated on December 18, 2019 by Natasha Amar
It’s December- the most wonderful time of the year- Christmas, New Year’s Eve, what’s not to love? Promising new beginnings and hoping to change for the better, people often use this time to reflect on what they’ve achieved over the last months and think of resolutions to better themselves for the new year. Of course, this is also a time for big parties, celebrations and fun; many choose to celebrate New Year’s Eve while on holiday. By spending your New Year in Tokyo, you promise yourself a spectacular start to the coming year that you will likely remember for the rest of your life. So, read on to know how to spend New Year’s Eve in Tokyo for 2020.
Party the Night Away
If you’re looking for the ultimate New Year party destination with your friends, then Tokyo is the place for you. Book into one of the Ginza Tokyo Hotels and start planning your night on the town. Shibuya has one of the most active nightlife scenes in the whole country, so it’s no surprise that many flock to the streets of this district for the New Year. Here, there are plenty of fantastic bars and clubs to choose from, so that you can find the vibe that’s right for you. Be sure to head out to the Shibuya Crossing for midnight though, as eager crowds gather for the countdown, creating a buzzing, exhilarating atmosphere that will see you into the new year in style.
A Family Affair
Family holidays for the New Year are very popular and Tokyo offers options galore. Offering a much-needed escape from the confines of home over Christmas, Tokyo welcomes families to celebrate in style. Book into one of the Ginza Tokyo Hotels to experience luxurious accommodation of Tokyo. You will be in the perfect location to explore the sights and tourist attractions of the city, as well as to get to Tokyo Disneyland for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Want to make this the most epic New Year’s Eve for your kids? Book tickets for the spectacular fireworks show that Disneyland puts on at New Year’s Eve each year, guaranteed to be a treat for the entire family.
Experience the Culture
To experience the Japanese, Buddhist traditions of the New Year, look no further than Zojoji Temple. In the Buddhist faith, humans have 108 desires, which are the causes of suffering. Temples across Tokyo, such as Zojoji, welcome visitors for the New Year to have their souls cleansed in time for the new year. The bell of the Buddhist Temple rings 108 times, which marks a ritual known as Joya No Kane, meant to cleanse the mind, body and soul- so you can be ready for the new year ahead. Return to one of the Ginza Tokyo Hotels, replenished after this cultural experience. Cultural experiences are incomplete without the culinary element. Take some time to sample the flavours of Tokyo at some of the city’s best Japanese restaurants.
Tokyo is famed for its many impressive skyscrapers. Start your New Year in style by booking into one of the events that are held on the top floors of these skyscrapers. Locations such as the Skytree work on a lottery ticket basis because of their popularity, so enter your name and see if you’re fortunate enough to experience the breathtaking views and fantastic party scenes that take place on the observation deck.