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Looking to do something different this New Year’s Eve? Consider a wild night at Tokyo Fight Club, or a more sedate countdown cruise around Tokyo Bay. Explore these and other NYE events.

Tokyo events for Monday, December 24 to Sunday, December 30, 2018

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Tokyo Michi Terrace 2018

Always a crowd-pleaser, Michi Terrace is back and features festive lights projected onto the facade of the Tokyo Station building.

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

A quaint German-style Christmas market with classic food and drink, gift and decoration stalls.



Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination 2018

If you’re checking out the abovementioned market, you surely won’t want (and can’t) miss the stretch of illuminated trees in Roppongi.

Midtown Christmas 2018

This popular illumination display is on until Christmas day. Take a wander to see all 290,000 twinklies in the Starlight Garden.

Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

See a grand fireworks show every Saturday night throughout December near the iconic Rainbow Bridge.

Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Just south of the city is a famous Christmas market in Yokohama. Against a backdrop of the area’s beautiful red-brick warehouses, the market features an ice skating rink, stalls and an impressive tree display.

Hibiya Christmas Market

One of the most popular German-style Christmas markets in Tokyo. Expect carols, lights, decorations, mulled wine and food stalls—the full oliday gamut!

Winter Comiket

Make your way to Tokyo Big Sight for the winter edition of one of Tokyo’s biggest pop culture events. Comiket is a comics festival, with a focus on independently created and published manga (or dojinsha). Cosplaying is welcome.

Tokyo Fight Club – New Year’s Eve Countdown Special

It’s time to start planning for New Year’s Eve, and what better way to ring in 2019 than with a Vegas-style party at the new fight sport bar in Shibuya, featuring three x three-round fights, go-go dancers, a live DJ and flutes of champagne at the stroke of midnight. Click below for more info and tickets.

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