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Tokyo over New Years 2008 2008/11/5 14:33
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Hi there! I am going to be visiting Tokyo Dec. 31-Jan 4th. My hotel is right near the Tokyo Tower. Does anyone have suggested places to visit or things to do during this time? I am particularly interested in figuring out what to do for New Years Eve. In the States it's always a big party, but from what I have read, in Japan it's a time more often spent with family and close friends. Since my family is not in Japan, are there recommendations of things to do New Years Eve in Tokyo?
by Dakotasocr5  

. 2008/11/5 23:37
Go to the Tokyo Tower area, every year near the Temple they have a big countdown celebration, the lights of Tokyo Tower turn off and light back up for new year, people release thousands of balloons into the air at midnight.

Afterwards I guess if you are a party type, Roppongi isn't far away by train (which runs on intermitted schedules, but all night for New Year only).
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