PP Winter Ms nhta-28621 Lady high Heel Waterproof Ankle Boots Cortex... Autumn Winter Booties Banquet Hall Shoes Metal Buckle Rivets Cortex... B07H34KCGF Parent e657721




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:

PP Winter Ms nhta-28621 Lady high Heel Waterproof Ankle Boots Cortex... Autumn Winter Booties Banquet Hall Shoes Metal Buckle Rivets Cortex... B07H34KCGF Parent e657721 - 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
    NVXIE Martin Boots Black Women's Leather Shoes Autumn Flat Spring Real Ankle British Style Leisure Outdoor B07F6484YF ParentNVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Short Boots Stiletto High Heel Shoes Waterproof Leather Camouflage Metal Button Spring... B07F64856M Parent , NVXIE Wedding Bridal Shoes Women's Ladies White Boots Dress Pointed High Heel Evening Spring Autumn Size 35-41 B07F64G762 Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Stiletto Heel Shoes Suede Cross Straps Round Head Waterproof Spring Autumn Winter B07F64GP7Q Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Stiletto Heel Shoes Casual Fashion Leather Suede Stitching Gray Round Head Spring... B07F64QR83 ParentNVXIE Womens's Ankle Boots Short Black Stiletto High Heels Pointed Ladies Martin Shoes Folds Leather Autumn Winter... B07F6CD9CX Parent , NVXIE Women's Ladies High Heel Shoes Boots Stiletto Pointed Toe Sequins Fall Winter Party Work Wedding Dressy... B07F64W4KL Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Rough High Heel Shoes Round Head Fashion Leather Black Cross Knot Autumn Winter B07F6587J2 Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Fashion Wild Rough High Heel Shoes Pointed Suede Leather Black Spring Autumn Winter B07F66PBLG ParentNVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Rough High Heel Shoes Round Head Comfortable Suede Black Brown Spring Autumn Winter B07F66HSJN Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Short Boots Stiletto High Heel Pointed Shoes Suede Black Brown Tassel Spring Autumn Winter B07F66W148 Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Rough Heel Shoes Leather Matte Black Pointed Metal Button Cross Straps Stitching... B07F6786TB Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Stiletto Heel Shoes Leather Pointed Black Autumn Winter B07F67CDRM ParentNVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Stiletto Heel Shoes Leather Pointed Rivet Black Red Autumn Winter B07F67XCRS Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Fashion Wild Wedge High Heel Shoes Round Head Suede Gray Spring Autumn Winter B07F67XCS7 ParentNVXIE Locomotive Boots Couple Black Women's Leather Shoes Martin Autumn Flat Spring Real Ankle British Style Leisure... B07F68G8ST ParentNVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Rough Heel Shoes Black Leather Suede Stitching Pointed Metal Button Cross Straps... B07F6962LH ParentNVXIE Locomotive Boots Couple Women's Leather Shoes Martin Autumn Flat Winter Real Ankle Leisure Outdoor Gold... B07F6962LR Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Stiletto Heel Shoes Serpentine Leather Pointed Wine Red Diamante Spring Autumn... B07F69M9M3 Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Boots Fashion Wild Rough High Heel Shoes Round Head Black Leather Autumn Winter B07F6CTW5M Parent , NVXIE Women Ladies Ankle Short Boots Stiletto High Heel Shoes Pointed Leather Black Metal Button rivet Spring... B07F6F2YWC Parent , Xiuzhifuxie Spring Summer Beautiful Red Small Dots Wave Points Ladies' High Boots Rain Water Shoes (Size : 5.5... B07F6P28PP ParentXiuzhifuxie Waterproof Shoes Women's High Rain Boots Unti Slip PVC Long Tube Overshoes (Size : 5.5 UK) B07F6JBKVJ Parent , LFF.FF Women's Open Toe Overheight With Fish Mouth Ankle Boots Fine With Increase Banquet Shoes Nightclub Shoes... B07F83MK4Q Parent , Xiuzhifuxie Rain Boots High Tube Wear Resistant Jelly Student Rubber Women's Water Shoes Anti Slip Spring Autumn... B07F76H88R Parent , Xiuzhifuxie High Tube Boots Bow Ties Rain Shoes Women Zippers High Heels Spring And Autumn (Size : 6 UK) B07FG7QS38 ParentXiuzhifuxie Women's Waterproof Printed Tall Rain Boot Mid Calf Knee High Tube Shoes (Size : 5 UK) B07FDKGB28 ParentGONGFF Ladies Black Suede Round High-Heeled Waterproof Platform Ankle Boots Large Size High-Heeled Shoes B07FH7WQML Parent , Xiuzhifuxie Summer Rain Boots Women's High Court Waterproof Non Slip Women's Antiskid And Wearable Water Shoes... B07FGX3NZV Parent ,