Out with the old, and in with the new, as New Year’s occurs across the globe, including Japan. Here is an excellent list of parties in Japan to help celebrate New Year’s Eve, from 2008 into 2009.
If you know where Tokyo is then you will be able to find the Zojoji Temple. The Zojoji Temple is located at 4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo. A peaceful celebration during New Year’s with the flowering scape of 3,000 balloons lifted into the air. The people are kindly full of happiness as they can pray, or gather the inner peace to enjoy the changing of years from 2008 to 2009. To begin this celebration, paper is handed out so that people can write down their wishes. A great way to share time in a most peaceful section upon the Earth. The New Year’s Eve celebration continues following one hour of handing out colorful balloons. Soon after the countdown for the new year begins. For more information visit GoJapan.About.com. One of Japan’s best spots for celebrating New Year’s Eve when it comes to saying good bye to 2008, and hello to 2009.
Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party
On December 31, 2008 at 7 p.m. the New Year’s Eve party begins at Universal Studios in Japan. A beautiful atmosphere of countless celebration, as Universal Studios in Japan will ring in the New Year’s with all the glory that can shine. A highly rated event by many with shows, surprises in attractions, and yes, fireworks. If you plan on going to Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party, plan on staying until 2 a.m. for the full celebrational effect. Many are happy that Japanese money does not equal American money since it will take 7,900 in yen for tickets to this event. It appears like much, however it is a nice price to experience a brilliant New Year’s Eve event.
Laguna New Year’s Eve Countdown 2009
Japan has a number of pocket places where you could find life, and Laguna Gamagori is one of them. Laguna Gamagori is located at 2-1 Kaiyo-cho Gamagori-city, Aichi, and can be reached by taking a bus for Laguna Gamagori from JR Gamagori Station. For those who may not understand the strange digits 0533-58-2700, this is the phone number to the Laguna Gamagori. As long as you can get there on December 31st, 2009 is looking excellent upon it’s arrival. This event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. in the morning, just as the Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party. The difference between the Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party and the Laguna New Year’s Eve Countdown 2009 would be the price since the price for the Laguna party is only 4,300 per ticket. An added feature is that ZIP-FM broadcasts music performances live from the stage.
Tokyo Disneyland’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
Tokyo Disneyland offers much for the 2009 New Year’s celebration, as you have to hurry since there is a time limit to grab a ticket. In most cases the ticket sales end on September 26, 2008, however you can catch a ticket online (most likely at a higher price then the original price of 15,000 yen). The events are most incredible with special shows, fireworks, and a wonderful Disneyland parade with the favored events by Disney Sea, including Tokyo Disneyland. The celebration begins at 8 p.m., and lasts most of the night. Another great location to bring in the new year of 2009 for those in, or traveling to Japan.
The Garden Hall Countdown Party
This most moving event to welcome 2009 in Japan comes with live music and DJ performances. This celebration is located in the Garden Hall Room Ebisu. From 7:30 p.m. throughout the night, this party makes a person want to groove the Japanese way. Tickets go for 6,500 yen, what a fine price for rememberable New Year’s celebration. All the tourist must take their cameras for this one since not only is this celebration in a beautiful location, it offers much to enjoy.
With these New Year’s Eve celebrations, you will have an excellent time in Japan when it comes to saying good-bye to 2008, and hello to 2009. Everyone that I know who have been to some of these locations all say the same thing, “I’m turning Japanese, I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so”, as each carried the memories fondly close to their best times in life.
With the world at it’s most celebrationed moment during the entry into the new year, Japan’s New Year’s Eve parties in 2009 are said to be one of the best.