Women Ladies Matte Shoes Surface Slip On On Flat Sandals - - Solid Color Flat Shoes Single Shoes - Casual Shoes Solid Fashion... B079MDZ1NQ Parent cd023fc




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:

Women Ladies Matte Shoes Surface Slip On On Flat Sandals - - Solid Color Flat Shoes Single Shoes - Casual Shoes Solid Fashion... B079MDZ1NQ Parent cd023fc - 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
    Mr/Ms Vince Women’s Kess Sneaker B07484SY17 Parent Cheap Cheaper than the price Rich on-time deliveryMen's/Women's Qupid Women’s Royal-02a Sneaker B074NHDCRM Parent Complete specification range Won highly appreciated and widely trusted at home and abroad Famous store , Diesel Women’s Solstice S-Olstice Low W Sneaker B074MNHDH9 Parent , Man/Woman Moschino Women’s Gymnastics Shoes B0777WX8R9 Parent Crazy price, Birmingham Fast delivery Famous store , Kendall & Kylie Women’s Caleb Sneaker B075129LYK ParentClarks Tri Carmen Nubuck Sandals in Pink B079MHH5HH ParentGentlemen/Ladies Ash Women’s As-Nina Sneaker B0757F4WL5 Parent High security Stylish and fun Immediate deliveryMan's/Woman's Vince Women’s Tyra Sneaker B075CPFWZS Parent New Listing Online export store Different styles and stylesSteve Madden Women’s Lion Sneaker B076TVV27Q ParentDolce Vita Women’s Natty Sneaker B07546LJ71 ParentLove Moschino Women’s Ja10093g15ic0100 Sneaker B0778YDDJW Parent , Gentleman/Lady Joie Women’s Darena Sneaker B078X6R8SX Parent The color is very eye-catching Used in durability Official websiteDolce Vita Women’s Tux Sneaker B07BB86NR9 Parent , Clarks Spiced Ava Leather Sandals in Black B079M762TC ParentMen's/Women's Mjus Women’s 684106-0101-6488 Derbys B076JD8CVR Parent Many styles stable quality Exquisite workmanship , Kickers Kopey Hi, Women's Derby B00I8P2QVU ParentPikolinos Women Vera W4l Derbys B0752MYR15 ParentGentleman/Lady Rieker M9918, Women’s Derby B01N8QS7UJ Parent Guarantee quality and quantity special promotion Highly appreciated and widely trusted in and out , T.U.K Women's A8139 Pointed Creeper B007E7K91M ParentJosef Seibel Women’s Ballet Flats B0759HQH8D Parent , Love Moschino Women’s SCA.Nod.gomma30 Velluto Hi-Top Trainers B078HC2DN3 ParentFrye Women’s Lena Rebel Zip Low Sneaker B072K19KX4 Parent , Men's/Women's s.Oliver Women’s 23601 Oxfords B01F6ZBSEK Parent Crazy price, Birmingham Make full use of materials Perfect processingMr/Ms Manas Women’s Sestriere Brogues B0716R3XNG Parent bargain Modern and stylish fashion Perfect processing , Clarks Ellis Clara Textile Sandals in Metallic Combi B078T244F8 ParentMr/Ms Gioseppo Women’s Luisiana Brogues B01IN9BE8Q Parent Complete specification the most economical Speed ​​refundPAUL & JOE Women’s Ggracy Derbys B0711TZJ9K Parent , Clarks Tri Coast Textile Shoes in White/Grey B079M6GPBP Parent , Marco Tozzi Women’s 23708 Oxfords B078C75887 Parent ,