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Updated: May 11, 2020

New Year's Countdown and Beach-Opening Event カウントダウン&日本一早い海びらき

Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands (3 min on foot from the Ogasawara Maru passenger waiting area)
2020-12-31 - 2021-1-1

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On December 31st, a New Year's countdown party is held on Chichijima, one of the Ogasawara Islands, to welcome the new year. Afterward, an event on January 1st marks the opening of the local public beaches.

The countdown party starts at around 11 pm. You can drink Ogasawara rum, try passion fruit liqueur and watch a slideshow featuring highlights from the past year. Locals and visitors alike are sure to have a good time. Join other partygoers and welcome the new year with a lively countdown to midnight!

The festivities continue on New Year's Day, starting with a Shinto ceremony in which a priest prays for safety at sea. Afterward, the beaches are declared open. You can then enjoy several activities, including local performing arts shows, a traditional rice cake-throwing ritual and a raffle with amazing prizes. Visit the Ogasawara Islands for a truly unforgettable New Year!

How to Get There

  • <By ship> Approx. 24 hours from Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal

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