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This New Year’s Eve in Tokyo Dec. 31, 2016

Before every New Year's Eve, we post our choices for where to ring in the new year in Tokyo. If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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The year is almost over, so be sure to say goodbye to 2016 in style and start 2017 off right with one of these great events happening this New Year’s Eve in Tokyo! If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

GaijinPot’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Countdown Lounge at Park Hyatt Tokyo

The Peak Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s New Year’s Eve countdown party will feature an unforgettable musical performance with three unique Japanese artists: DJ Sarasa, DJ Kawasaki and Shacho, the front man of internationally-acclaimed jazz sextet, Soil & “Pimp” Sessions will also perform a set. Guests will enjoy lively performances with unlimited champagne, cocktails and delicious light canapés while gazing at the panoramic night view of the glittering Tokyo city lights from the 41st-floor atrium.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
9 p.m.
The Peak Lounge & Bar, 41F Park Hyatt Tokyo, 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
¥15000, includes unlimited champagne, cocktails and light canapés
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All Night Pro Wrestling

Watching oro wrestling during the holidays is a proud tradition in Japan and if you want to spend all night doing just that you can. Head to Korakuen Hall during the day for a triple-header of events, then move on to Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for an all night show starting at 11 p.m. sharp.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
11 p.m.
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, 1-6-24 Shin-Kiba, Koto-ku
¥4,500
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NYE Mega Bash Pub Crawl

Say goodbye to 2016 in style! Join us in Roppongi, right in the middle of the countdown party. We've got space in the bars reserved especially for the pub crawl, and we'll finish the night in a club. This is going to be one of the craziest pub crawls ever! Golden Week was good, Halloween was insane, but New Year's Eve is gonna be packed with long lines, but we'll make sure to get everyone in with a drink in your hand. There will be bottle shots, drink giveaways and champagne galore. Whatever happens in 2016, stays in 2016!

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
7 p.m.
Bar Milwaukee, 3-15-23 Roppongi, Minato-ku
¥3,500
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Womb Countdown Featuring Josh Wink

If you’d like to welcome the new year by dancing all night to cutting edge electronic music, you know Womb is the place to be. This year, legendary DJ Joshi Wink will be manning the decks in Shibuya with a set to surely lift you into a higher state of consciousness. DJ Sodeyama and Satoshi Otsuki will provide support.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
9 p.m.
Womb, Studio Arias 2-16 Maruyama-cho
¥5,000
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All-Night Jazz Concert

World-famous jazz club The Pit Inn invites you to spend your New Year's Eve with them as they bring in dozens of great musicians for an all night party.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
7:30 p.m.
Pit Inn, Accord Bldg B1, 2-12-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku
¥4,000
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Countdown Bump Indie Rock Show

Indie rock icons The Pillows will be throwing a Countdown party at Shibuya O-East and inviting all their friends. See them along with Noodles, The Bohemians, Bugy Craxone and more at the perfect NYE indie rock event.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
7 p.m.
Shibuya O-East, 2F 2-14-9 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
¥4,000
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Champagne Countdown Party

If you feel best part of every New Year’s Eve is the champagne, this is the event for you. Parabola will be serving 15 different types of bubbly by the glass through the night. Entertainment will be provided by singer/songwriter Chelsea Takami.

When & Where
Sat, Dec. 31
7:30 p.m.
Parabola, 4-2-5 Nishi Azuba
¥2,000
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  • Kristi says:

    Hello! Do we need to buy tickets for the nYE Pub Crawl in advance or can we meet at the first bar? The “more info” button doesn’t take me anywhere. Thanks!

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