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5 Spots to Watch New Year's Fireworks in Japan

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There's nothing quite like bringing in the New Year with fireworks erupting in the sky. Here's our list of the top spots to view fireworks on New Year's Eve!

5. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (Kanagawa)

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Japan. Every year the fireworks display is organized by the Happy Island Countdown and features over 3,000 shots fired into the air along with a music show. There's also a dolphin show and other celebrations that last until the morning, and the Aquarium stays open all night long!

4. Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea (Chiba)

If you're able to win raffle tickets to go to the New Year's Eve countdown at Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea, consider yourself very lucky, because only those selected get to attend the countdown in the Magic Kingdom. That said, their fireworks show is quite legendary, so if you can't see it in person, check out the video above! (The real action starts at 2:55.)

3. Nagashima Spa Land (Mie)

Nagashima Spa Land is an amusement park that puts on quite a show on New Year's Eve. On top of fireworks, they'll often bring in famous musicians to put on a concert. The colorful fireworks show is always designed by a top-class pyrotechnician! The resort's proximity to Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka makes it a great choice for anyone in the area.

2. Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki)

This year's New Year's show at Huis Ten Bosch (Haus-ten-bosu) resort is supposed to be quite special, featuring guest musicians and other events on top of the magnificent display of thousands of fireworks in the open sky!

1. Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)

The New Year's countdown at Universal Studios Japan is curated in conjunction with a spectacular light and sound show. There are expected to be over 3,000 large fireworks, and guests are free to stay all night long. It's definitely one of the best times of year to make a visit to Universal Studios Japan! (If you're impatient, the fireworks kick in at 9:30 in the video above.)