Heavenly Feet Womens 22187 Gold Womens Cross Strap Sandal nhta-22179 B07CHGCP3F Parent dab87e4




My CMS

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:

Heavenly Feet Womens 22187 Gold Womens Cross Strap Sandal nhta-22179 B07CHGCP3F Parent dab87e4 - suziannscloset.com

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

 

0 Shares
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
    AARZ LONDON Womens Ladies Crystal Diamante Open Toe Casual Comfort Slip-On Low Wedge Heel Lightweight Sandals... B07BH496N7 ParentMaxMuxun Ladies Peep Toe Ankle Strap Heels Metallic Ring Wedge Summer Sandals B06XKT7RLQ Parent , Unze Women Zayna Peep Toe Cut Out Style Toe Wrap Decorated Evening Closed Heel Cup Stiletto Glitter Textured... B07C3YQWSS Parent , Slydes Wings Rose Gold Women's Slider Sandals B079MC4GQT ParentDance Depot Leather or Glitter Greek Sandals B00GDAA71I Parent , Nadine - Rose Gold Nappa Barely There Heeled Sandal with Closed Open Back B07BST89WJ Parent , Unze Women DARA Fashion Shiny Ankle Strap Mid Open Toe Low Heel Glitter Toe Strap Party Evening Sandals UK Size... B07BZWQ356 Parent , Mirak Ladies Celia Ruiz 213 Wide Fit Sandals Textile Rubber Boots Ladies Shoes B00GHPRZWS Parent , Apple of Eden Women’'s Chelsea Open Toe Sandals B075XWS8KQ ParentEarth Spirit Womens Grey Leather Toe Post Sandal B00JKH60DA ParentJoe Browns Women’'s Heaven Sent Velvet Shoes Ankle Strap Sandals B076F9FBRB ParentVulusValas Women Open Toe Sandals Shoes B07DL2RLZ5 Parent , LUXE Silver Caged Diamante Encrusted High Heel Platform Peep Toe Sandals B0744N2JS6 ParentFootwear Studio Womens Summer Fruits by Coolers Leather Summer Mary Jane Flats Shoes Sandals B07D4J7CHY Parent , CLARKS Women's Parram Spice Platform, Beige Suede, 6.5 Medium US B072W2FR6W ParentAARZ LONDON Womens Ladies Glittery Authentic Kolhapuri Leather Chappal Open Toe Casual Comfort Slip-On Flat Sandals... B07CSXYR6J Parent , Dorothy Perkins Women’s Rosina Open Toe Sandals B07DNQKPJN Parent , Comfort Plus Wide Fit Open Toe Patent Wedge Sandal B06X6D6L7X ParentWOMENS SPORTS WALKING HIKING TOUCH FASTNING FLAT COMFORT SANDALS SIZE 4 - 8 UK B01FM79GV4 Parent , GEMZ London New Womens Prom Party Wedding Sandals High Heel Diamante Evening Ladies Shoes Size B00VNPY88G Parent , Marco Tozzi Women’s 28633 Sling Back Sandals B077SMJ8X2 Parent , Fashion Thirsty New Womens Ladies Wedge Espadrille Sandals Strappy Rose Gold Summer Shoes Size B07CHNYY2X ParentAngkorly Women's Fashion Shoes Sandals Mules - Slip-On Block High Heel 4 cm B079K45DSX ParentAbsolutely Gorgeous Boutique Gorgeous Diamante Low Mid Heel Prom Evening Wedding Shoes Sandals UK Size 3 4 5 6... B0713NV8ZP ParentCoolers Ladies Wide EEE Fitting Leather Casuals/Sandals B07C5NKFGT Parent , AgeeMi Shoes Women's Open Peep Toe High Block Heel Slip On PU Summer Sandals B071W2XSDF ParentKs 163 - Ladies Women Sandals Shoes for The Summer B07DX86QFT ParentLondon Footwear Maxine, Women’s Heels Sandals B01G23A7L0 Parent , XTI Women’s 47942 Open Toe Sandals B0778W4LK5 Parent