Dec/31, 2019 - Jan/1, 2020 New Year's Countdown and Beach-Opening Event at Chichijima Island3.2
from 12/31 '19 to 1/1 '20
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 the slideshow featuring the highlight 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.
You can enjoy several activities, including local performing arts shows, a traditional rice cake-throwing ritual and a raffle with amazing prizes. Then people go to Ogamiyama Shrine as a first shrine visit of the new year and make a wish.
Visit the Ogasawara Islands and experience the warm New Year's Day!
Venue : Ogamiyama Park, Chichijima, Ogasawara Islands (3 min on foot from the Ogasawara Maru passenger waiting area)
*To go to Chichijima, the reservation of the ferry, called Ogasawara-maru, is needed in advance.
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