Ringing in 2014 with style in Tokyo

Events - December 15th, 2013

Given the exodus from Tokyo around New Year’s, it might not get as raucous as some other cities do, it does get lively. Here are our top 12 recommendations for ringing in the new year.


1. Billboard Live

2013 Year End Party with Blackstreet

The 90s R&B hit band are making an appearance at Billboard Live in Roppongi for two shows each on Dec. 30 and New Year’s Eve.

Time: 1st show 17:30; 2nd show 21:00
Where: Tokyo Midtown 4F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052
What it costs: ¥10,600–¥12,600

2. Tokyo Dome

Johnny’s Countdown 2013–2014

Enjoy special guests at Tokyo Dome featuring Kondo Masahiko, KinKi Kids, Tackey & Tsubasa, Yamashita Tomohisa, Hey! Say! JUMP, Kis-My-Ft2, Sexy Zone, A.B.C-Z, Uchi Hiroki, Nakayama Yuma, and Johnny’s Jr.

Time: 23:00
Where: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004
What it costs: ¥9,000

Hotel Celebrations

3. Park Hyatt Tokyo

New York Bar NYE Celebration

Ring in the New Year on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo with live music from jazz musician, Ashton Nickolas Moore.

Time: 21:00–1:00
Where: New York Bar & Grill 3-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 163-1055
What it costs: ¥15,000

4. Shangri-La Hotel

Pop2014 Countdown Party

The Shangri-La Hotel’s 2014 celebration will feature legendary Ibiza DJ, Lenny Ibizarre, as well as AMIGA, KAORU INOUE, ONI, Ellen Angelucci, Tito, NORICHIYO, BASSY, and shiba (FreedomSunset)

Time: 22:10–5:00
Where: 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8283
What it costs: ¥8,000 at the door, ¥6,000 in advance, ¥ 10,000 advance pair


5. At the Largest club in Tokyo

Countdown 2014 at AgeHa

Celebrate ageHa’s 11th anniversary and the end of 2013 with live performances by electronic Duo Boom Boom Satellites, DJ Kentaro, DJ Kaori and more.

Time: 21:00
Where: 2-2-10 Shinkiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo
What it costs:  ¥4,980 in advance, ¥6,000 at the door

6. In Shibuya

Womb Presents New Year Countdown to 2014

Join special guest Daniel Bell from Germany alongside a lineup of SODEYAMA, SATOSHI OTSUKI, PI-GE, and many more.

Time: 21:00
Where: 2-16 Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥5,000; ¥4,000 after midnight

Sound Museum Vision NYE Party Countdown

Sound Museum Vision hosts its 3rd annual NYE countdown celebration with special guest, French Electro scene leader Surkin, and other DJs and artists such as Canblaster, SHINICHI OSAWA, DEXPISTOLS, 80KIDZ (OFFICIAL), Masatoshi Uemura (bonjour records), PUNKADELIX, and more.

Time: 21:00
Where: Shintaiso Bldg. B1F, 2-10-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥4,000 in advance; ¥5,500 at the door, ¥4,000 after midnight

Origami Countdown Party 2014

Headliner from the UK, Chocolate Puma, and other artists will be at the chic Omotesando club, including MASANORI MORITA, DJ MARC PANTHER, ILMARI, DJ usus, DANTZ, RYO TSUTSUI, and KUSDA.

Time: 21:00
Where: 3-18-18 Aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo
What it costs: ¥5,000 at the door

Rubyroom Countdown 2013–2014

A more economical option, Rubyroom will celebrate the New Year with special guests IZPON, CD HATA from Dachambo, 蜻蛉-TONBO-, and SUNDRUM,

Time: 21:00
Where: 2-25-17 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
What it cost: ¥2,000 at the door

Clubasia Countdown 2013 to 2014 

An all-star lineup is set to round out the year at Clubasia, including 中田ヤスタカ(CAPSULE), ☆Taku Takahashi, Yasutaka Nakata, De De Mouse, Goth-Trad, and DJ Dye. 

Time: 21:00 
Where: 1-8 Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥4,000 at the door

7. In Ebisu

Unit Countdown Party 2013–2014

Dance the night away in Ebisu with a grand cast of over 30 DJs and artists. Check their website for the full line-up.

Time: 21:00
Where: 1-34-17 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥2,000 at the door

8. In Shinjuku

Matsuri Digital Presents Countdown Festival at Shinjuku Face

A premium live show will take place in the Kabukicho district featuring top DJs from all over Japan and all around the world. The lineup includes DJ YUTA, TSUYOSHI, ARTMAN (QOOKI RECORDS), and REE.K.

Time: 22:00–7:00
Where: Humax Pavilion 7F, 1-20-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥4,000 advance; ¥5,000 at the door

9. In Daikanyama

Air New Year’s Eve Party Countdown to 2014

In the trendy area of Daikanyama, one of Tokyo’s top clubs, Air, welcomes two techno kings, DJ Emma and Ken Ishii, to ring in the new year.

Time: 21:00
Where: Hikawa Bldg B1F-B2F, 2-11 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥4,000; ¥3,000 after 23:00

10. In Aoyama

Velours Legends and Friends Countdown Party GOGO 2014

Velours switches up the usual house and techno style with live swing jazz and a Gogo dancer show. DJs will also be performing throughout the gogo-themed night.

Time: 21:00
Where: Almost Blue B1, 6-4-6 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
What it costs: ¥4,000

11. In Yokohama

Bayside Yokohama Countdown 2013–2014

Wrap up 2013 with a nighttime cruise on the Yokohama Bay. Five dance floors and many DJs will be on board with special performances by Yukijirushi, DJ Koya, Kango, DJ Mayumi, Sachiho, DJ Fillmore, UE, Naur, DJ Rew, and DJ Shandy.

Time: 21:00–6:30
Where: 3-4-19 Shin-Yamashita, Naka-ku Yokohama 
What it costs: ¥2,500–¥3,500

Casual Dining

12. The Pink Cow

Sparkling New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party

Live music and a full dinner buffet before the countdown with special guests: The Big Nothing, ABCD, Jin Nagami, Miki, Monty Fantastico! and The Pheromones, DJ Nekokawa, DJ Soulbird

Time: Doors open at 5pm: dinner buffet from 7-10pm 
Where: 5-5-1 Roppongi Minatoku Tokyo Roi Bulding B1F
What it costs: ¥2,500 dinner; email cowmail@thepinkcow.com for reservations 

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