Roppongi Hills is set to host a series of “luck-filled” events for the new year starting on January 1st and ending on January 3rd. Expect lots of deliciously-prepared meals, “fukubukuro” lucky-dip bags, early discounts up to 70% and more.
The Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel will also serve up a limited-time menu for the new year as well as sell cookies based on the 2019 sexagenary cycle, French confections and more. Additionally, there will be taiko drum performances and lion dancing on stage at Roppongi Hills Arena across the duration of the 3-day celebrations.
New Year Events
A range of events will take place at Roppongi Hills Arena to welcome the new year. New Year’s Day will see a taiko performance, lion dancing and more while traditional games will be played on January 2 and 3 which both adults and children can enjoy.
Location: Roppongi Hills Arena
Date: January 1, 2019 – January 3, 2019
January 1 (12:00-15:00)
Taiko Performances – 12:30 / 13:30 / 14:30
Lion Dancing – 13:00 / 14:00
Sake Offering – 13:00 (*Available to the first 200 people who obtain a ticket at the venue, available from 12:00)
January 2 (11:00-16:00)
Price: Select parts of the event will charge
Taiko Performances – 11:00 / 13:50 / 15:30
Lion Dancing – 11:10 / 13:30 / 15:00
Koto Performances: 11:30 / 12:30 / 14:30 (*The koto workshop will be closed at 11:30-11:50, 12:30-12:50 and 14:30-14:50)
Koma Spinning Top Competition (January 2 Only) – 13:00 (*Available to the first 12 people who obtain a ticket at the venue, available from 12:00)
Kendama Competition (January 3 only) – 13:00 (*Available to the first 20 people who obtain a ticket at the venue, available from 12:00)
Traditional Games (Koma-mawashi, Kendama, Beigoma, Otedama
New Year’s Food: “Fuku Gohan”
15 restaurants and cafes at Roppongi Hills will serve their own “fuku gohan” (lucky food) from January 1 to 3. The keywords put into these meals are luck, happiness, omen and beginnings. Everything on their menus are made best with the best ingredients and are all visually stunning.
Running: January 1, 2019 – January 3, 2019
15 restaurants and cafes participating. Serving times differ for each place.
*Subject to change without notice.
Specially Selected Japanese Black Beef 2019 – Tomahawk Steak (1kg): ¥9,660 (*10 served per day)
This rib eye roll tomahawk steak is made of 1kg specially selected Japanese black beef from Kagoshima and is served on the bone. Its hearty size means it can serve 3-4 people. It normally costs ¥14,000 but they will serve it with 31% off in line with for the 31st Heisei year.
*Mandatory Reservations: Available until 15:00 the same day.
New Year Cupcake 2019 (Left): ¥540 / Fortune Cupcake (Right): ¥640 (*10 of each served per day at LOLA’s Cupcakes Tokyo)
Last year’s popular cupcakes will be sold for the entire event. This includes the vanilla flavoured “New Year 2019” cupcake and the chocolate “Fortune Cupcake.”
New Year Fukubukuro Lucky Bags
Fukubukuro lucky-dip bags will be sold at Roppongi Hills on New Year’s Day from 11:00am. Try your hand at getting a range of fashion items, food, confections and more with 55 shops participating.
Running: January 1, 2019 – January 3, 2019
Roppongi Hills ennerre
Price: ¥31,500 (worth ¥155,520) *20 available per day
Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s New Year Menu
The Grand Hyatt will sell special cookies to celebrate the year of the boar. You can also try a French galette des rois tart, enjoy a line-up of “osechi” new year food and more.
Running: December 29, 2018 – January 31, 2019
Location: Fiorentina Pastry Boutique (Grand Hyatt Tokyo Floor 1F)
Opening Hours: 9:00-22:00 (cakes and tarts available from 10:00-22:00)
Boar Cookies: ¥918 each / Set of 4 Small Cookies: ¥1,512
The cookie line-up includes a number of different designs perfect as new year gifts including the wild boar, piglet, shishimai lion and more.
3 Layer Osechi: ¥75,600
The beautiful osechi meal comes with three drawers of food made with Japanese ingredients by Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s head chef.
Reservation Period: October 1, 2018 – December 20, 2018
Restaurant: Shunbou (Grand Hyatt Tokyo Floor 6F)
Reservations: Telephone, online or in the restaurant
Pick-Up: December 31, 2018 at 11:30-16:00
Enjoy the winter season and celebrate he coming new year at Roppongi Hills!
Address: 6-11-1 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo
TEL: 03-6406-6000 (10:00-21:00)
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