Ladies sandals, nhta-28796 B07F6J5FRG Rome sandals, high heeled women's shoes, European European and American sandals. B07F6J5FRG Parent 9b820a5


Know Japan, Shop Japan, Love Japan

You’ll hear people say Japan has 4 unique seasons. It’s sorta true. Autumn starts September 1st. No ifs, no buts. Don’t care if it’s still summer weather outside. When September gets here, autumn does too.

That same day, shops cram their ‘seasonal’ shelves and aisles with as much Halloween stuff as they can fit. And the day after Halloween, it’ll be swapped out for Christmas stuff. (Repeat for every holiday, real or commercial.)

Halloween itself, in Japan, is so much fun. We’ve peeked into Osaka’s spooky party scene 2 years in a row, and loved how scary crazy it got.

This is what it’s like to celebrate Halloween in Osaka.

No autumn leaves in this park, just partygoers

The ‘main’ Halloween party night isn’t always the 31st. If that’s a weekday, we all dress up on the nearest weekend instead. So, because Halloween proper fell on a Tuesday for 2017, this report’s from the Saturday night before.

Partygoers meet up at Triangle Park early in the evening. It’s less of a real plan and more of a habit. A weird Halloween tradition that everyone somehow knows. Triangle Park is in the Amemura area of Osaka. Honestly, you can’t miss it. When we rocked up, it looked like this:

Ladies sandals, nhta-28796 B07F6J5FRG Rome sandals, high heeled women's shoes, European European and American sandals. B07F6J5FRG Parent 9b820a5 -

There’s a Family Mart conbini right next to the park, for a quick cheeky drink. It’s okay to drink outside here! Chances are you’ll bump into someone else in costume while you’re there. Maybe you’ll take a selfie with the nearest Family Mart worker. This isn’t weird at all.

(Remember to be nice and ask people if they’re cool with pics. Anyone in costume should totally be down, but do the Japan thing and be polite about it.)

Take your drink, and your friends, back to the park. Do some more people-watching, take more photos. If it’s anything like 2016 went down, by now someone will be dancing in the middle.

After that, up to you.

Follow the crowd – they’ll take you to cool places

Osaka has loads of bars and clubs. Any of them that aren’t running some kind of Halloween event are either closed or empty. There are thousands of people wandering around outside on that night. Like zombies (not all of them dressed like zombies, but hey).

A big tradition in Osaka is the Halloween Rampage party, at Rooftop Bar OO. Pronounced ‘ooh’. It’s the main event everyone goes to. No idea where to hit up next? Head for Rampage. Split up with your mates earlier? They’ll be at Rampage. Didn’t bump into someone yet? Try checking at Rampage. You get the idea.

2017 was Rampage’s 10th anniversary! Most parties don’t last a whole decade. Everything felt bigger: the music, the dancefloors, the VIP spaces, the queues to get in… The summer outdoor pool got turned into a stage for fire dancers.

The rooftop’s another great place to see what people are wearing. We met a kawaii Baymax on our wander around! This was a real good outfit choice. Anonymous and lots of padding. Taking notes for 2018 ideas.

It’s been an epic year for Halloween in Osaka. We said that last year, and we’ll say it again next year. The 31st itself won’t be as intense as the weekend. We’ll see people in costume down by the Dotonbori for sure. Not in the kind of numbers that hit up the park, but enough to notice.

Once Halloween’s over, next is Christmas. Starbucks has the gingerbread lattes ready. It’s a shame we don’t do so much dressing up at Christmas… unless it’s for the Santa Run


You May Also Like
Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Just keep digging: junk on Yahoo! Auctions Japan No Comments
  • mati mati stationery by Zenrin: explore Japan’s streets on paper No Comments
    Billabong Sandals Women Whatevfur Sandals Women B07FBTBTVD Parent , Cinzia Soft IAF2902-840 Sandals Women B07FBTTL5N ParentCinzia Soft IAF2906-840 Wedge Sandals Women B07FBX6Y47 Parent , Cinzia Soft IAF2904-840 Wedge Sandals Women Brown 36 B07FBVYK2Z ParentGRACE SHOES 91126 Sandals Women B07FF9PLSH Parent , Cinzia Soft PF16524 Sandals Women B07FBWMGFX Parent , Melady Women Sandals with Heel B07FBZN62Z Parent , GRACE SHOES 10104 Sandals Women B07FDXNXT5 ParentEasemax Women's Trendy Cut Out Slip On Peep Toe High Chunky Heeled Sandals B07FC55TC3 Parent , CUTEHEELS Women Bling Sandals with Chunky Heel and Pointed Toe Dressy Shoes with Large B07FF6L6X9 ParentAdeeSu Womens Studded Fashion Dress Urethane Sandals SLC03991 B07FCBNWTD Parent , Melady Women Sandals Stiletto Heels B07FC7F7YM Parent , Big Star Women's Fashion Sandals Pink red B07FCP34DC ParentGentleman/Lady Langmotai sandals Women'S Slippers B07FG1V174 Parent The color is very eye-catching High-quality materials Popular recommendation , LINYI Women's High Heel Suede Round Head Hollow Open Toe Chunky Heel 2018 Summer New Sandals B07FCSRLP4 ParentCinzia Soft IAF2904-840 Wedge Sandals Women Brown 40 B07FBW74LP ParentRongzhi Womens Tassel High Heels Pumps Suede Stilettos Ankle Strap Zip Heeled Sandals Prom Party Peep Toe B07FCWGGJ8 Parent , Cinzia Soft IAF2904-840 Wedge Sandals Women B07FC2D554 Parent1TO9 Womens Metal Buckles Chunky Heels Platform Urethane Heeled Sandals MJS02549 B07FD3ZD1L Parent , Cinzia Soft IAF2904-840 Wedge Sandals Women Brown 39 B07FBV5S5F ParentGRACE SHOES 10101 Wedge Sandals Women B07FDT536N ParentTransparent Pearl Diamond Slippers Female Flat Bottom Flat Heel One-Word Drag Women Fashion Solid Color B07FFWK1FT ParentLINYI Womens Ladies High Heels Fashion New Artificial Rhinestone Transparent PVC Casual Sandals B07FF1VP5P Parent , YXLONG Pointed High-heeled Slippers Women Summer New Half-skimming And Joker Shallow Mouth Baotou Dressing Room... B07FG8H8DW Parent , Mo Joc Sandals with Chunky Heel and Open Toe Cross Strap Shoes for Fashion Women B07FD5LZK7 ParentEasemax Women's Checkered Ankle Buckle Peep Toe High Wedge Heel Sandals B07FF6DJL4 Parent , Easemax Women's Fashion High Wedge Heel Open Toe Ankle Strap Bow Sandals B07FF5DVSL ParentEasemax Women's Trendy Bling Ankle Strap High Stiletto Heel Peep Toe Sandals B07FF6NL1N Parent , QIONGQIONG Summer Women Flat Sandals Diamond Hollow Out Design Green B07FCP3MJX Parent