Tue, Dec
31

The Ritz Carlton Osaka Countdown Party

9:30pm – 12:15pm

Looking for a classier way to ring in the new year than chuhais by the river? The Ritz Carlton is a hosting the high-end party of the year with live jazz, new-year noodles and casino games galore. Aiming for a Western-style celebration, the hotel is opeing up their glamerous Grand Ballroom with an all-you-can-drink bar, a delicious buffet and live music to keep you dancing.

Note that due to Japan’s anti-gambling laws, none of the casino winnings can be exchanged for cash.

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