Covid-19 forces Japan to close New Year's Eve celebration spot Mount Takao - where crowds gather to watch the sun rise every year - for the first time ever

Covid-19 forces Japan to close New Year's Eve celebration spot Mount Takao - where crowds gather to watch the sun rise every year - for the first time ever

Daily Mail·2020-12-15 01:00

Covid-19 has forced Japan to close a New Year's Eve celebration on Mount Takao where crowds gather to watch the sunrise each year. 

The event draws up to 2,000 hikers to the 2,000ft mountain, around an hour's journey from the capital.

But it has been cancelled for the first time in history over fears that it will spread coronavirus as visitors pack together and drink booze.

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