New Year’s Day First Sunrise at Tokyo Skytree

Family Attractions, Seasons & Holidays

A limited number of people can experience the new year’s first sunrise from Tokyo’s premier observation attraction. Hatsuhinode is the practice of watching the first sunrise of the new year. This popular tradition is thought to bring in good fortune and signify renewal, so many Japanese people flock to places with spectacular views in the early hours of January 1. Tokyo Skytree is opening up extra early for eager sunrise seekers. The event is strictly limited to 940 people, most of whom have already been selected by ticket lottery, although there will be 50 additional tickets sold from 5:30am at the 4F ticket counter on a first come first served basis.

Later on in the day, throughout its regular opening hours, there will be a number of special New Year’s attractions, including demonstrations by local sumo wrestlers and greetings from Skytree mascot Sorakara chan.

Image:©HI CHU via Flickr under CC

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Event Details

  • Date:

    Jan. 01, 2020 - Jan. 01, 2020

  • Time:

    05:30 - 19:30

  • Price:

    New Years Day Sunrise Special Ticket ¥8000

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Tokyo Skytree
    1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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