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First Sunrise of 2020 viewing | GYODA

January 1 @ 06:00 - 09:00

First sunrise Gyoda

First Sunrise Gyoda– There is a beautiful Japanese New Year’s tradition of watching the first sunrise of the new year “Hatsuhinode“. Next year the first sunrise will be particularly special, because not only will it the first sunrise of the new year during the Reiwa period, it will be the first sunrise of a new decade.

First Sunrise Gyoda

Every year the observation tower at Kodai Hasu No Sato opens especially for the occasion. They will open on the morning of New Year’s Day so that people can view the first sunrise of 2020. The tower will be open from 6 am to 9 am, with last entry into the tower at 8.30 am. You can usually see the sun rising about 6.48 (weather permitting) on New Years day in Saitama, but for 2020 it will be about 3 minutes later than normal, around 6.51 am.

Tickets at Kodai Hasu No Sato will be distributed to the first 70 people. They will give a commemoration presentation to those fortunate enough to secure a ticket for this special occasion.

First sunrise gyoda

From the official website

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Access Kodai Hasu No Sato

From the Saitama Prefectural Tourist website:

Public Transport

・From Gyoda Station on the JR Takasaki Line, take the City Loop Bus (Nishi Junkan Bus Counter Clockwise)

and get off at “Kodaihasu no Sato”

・80 minutes on foot from Fukiage Station on the JR Takaski Line

・30 minutes from Hanyu IC on the Tohoku Expressway
・40 minutes from Higashi-Matsuyama IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway

・30 minutes from Okegawa Kitamoto IC on the Ken-O Expressway

More information in English about the location:

Rice Field Art and Ancient Lotus: Kodai Hasu No Sato | GYODA



January 1
06:00 - 09:00
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Kodai Hasu No Sato
Kobari, 2375−1
Gyoda, Saitama 361-0024 Japan
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