When: 31/12/15: 11:30 pm
Where: Higashishirohige Park, 2-2-1 Tsutsumidori
Higashishirohige Park (say that five times quickly) is host to a more subdued countdown to 2016 event, and may intrigue couples looking for a date. Besides it being totally free, the frigid outdoors are a surefire way to hold hands or get a cuddle.
The illumination in the park symbolizes the twelve zodiac, with focus on the upcoming Year of the Monkey. Other special features are the walkway of PET bottles lit-up by LED lights along the river. Later in the evening, there is a promise of a few fireworks to delight anyone who hasn’t retired home from hypothermia yet.
Romantic 2016 Countdown: Higashishirohige Park
How much: Free
More info: http://sp.walkerplus.com/newyear/detail/ar0313e53549/ (Japanese only)