If you are spending the end of year in Japan, you might be interested in New Year's Eve events. Below are some events planned for the year 2010.
Zojoji Temple Countdown
Place: Zojoji Temple 4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Tokyo Subway Shibakoen or Onarimon Stations
Event: Visitors fly about 3,000 balloons, praying for happiness and peace.
Universal Countdown Party 2011
Place: Universal Studios Japan, Osaka
Time: 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2010 - 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011
Events: special shows, surprises at attractions, fireworks, live music, and more.
Huis Ten Bosch Countdown 2010/11
Place: Huis Ten Bosch, Sasebo-city, Nagasaki
Time: 9 a.m. on Dec. 31, 2010 - 10 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2011
Events: Fireworks and live music performances.
Laguna New Year's Count Down 2011
Place: Laguna Gamagori
Address: 2-1 Kaiyo-cho Gamagori-city, Aichi
Access: Take a bus for Laguna Gamagori from JR Gamagori Station
Time: 18 p.m. Dec. 31, 2010 - 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011
Nagashima Countdown and New Year's Party
Place: Nagashima Spa Land 333 Urayasu Nagashima Kuwana-city, Mie prefecture
Time: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, 2010 - 5 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011
Events: Live music performances, fireworks, countdown, and more.
Happy Island Countdown '11
Place: Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
Time: 3 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2010 - 8 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2011
Events: Night dolphin show, fireworks, comedy live shows, and more.
The Garden Hall Countdown Party!!! Bring in the New Year
Place: The Garden Hall/Room Ebisu, Tokyo
Time: Performance starts at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2010 - all night
Events: live music and DJ performances.
Tokyo Disneyland Countdown Party / Tokyo DisneySea New Year's Eve Celebration
Places: Tokyo Disneyland / Tokyo DisneySea
Events: Special shows, parades, and fireworks.
Time: 8 p.m. on December 31, 2010 - 2 a.m. on Jan. 1 , 2011
2010 Yokosuka Countdown
Location: Verny Park, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa prefecture
Access: JR Yokosuka Station / Keikyu Line Shioiri Station
Time: 8 p.m. on December 31, 2010 - 1 a.m. on January 1, 2011