New Years Eve Celebration

posted 16 Aug 2009, 20:36 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Aug 2009, 21:28 ]

So far our chosen dates mean we'll be in Japan for New Years Eve.
So, I thought I'd look to see what to do for this night, and found these:

Zojoji Temple Countdown

(I think this is also called Tokyo Tower)
Photo by Junko Kimura / Getty Images
Place: Zojoji Temple 4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Tokyo Subway Shibakoen or Onarimon Stations
Event: Visitors fly about 3,000 baloons, praying happiness and peace.
20:30 handing out of papers for writing wishes
22:30 handing out of baloons
23:30 New Year's Eve ceremony
23:59 Countdown for the new year

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Apparently the majority of people celebrate NYE at a temple or shrine, it is a very sentimental time of year.
Alot of references on the internet keep talking about this place which is near/in Shinjuku.
"At midnight, the Watch-night Bells are struck 108 times, and many people come during this time, welcoming the New Year with the sound of bells warding off the 108 worldly desires."

JetStar Airlines

posted 14 Aug 2009, 22:26 by Unknown user

Paco sent me an email with details of the following flights that are cheap:

Wed, Jan 13, 2010
Best Price:

Thu, Jan 14, 2010
Best Price:

Fri, Jan 15, 2010
Best Price:

Singapore Airlines

posted 13 Aug 2009, 22:08 by Unknown user   [ updated 14 Aug 2009, 22:26 ]

Courtesy of Keith:

Singapore airlines have a sale until 28/08/09 return economy airfares to Tokyo between the following dates for $873:
13/08/09 - 13/12/09
16/01/10 - 06/02/10
15/02/10 - 31/03/10

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