LBTSQ-Velvet Pointed Martin Martin nhta-20808 Boots 8Cm Heels Frosting Temperament High Heels Thick Heels Short Boots. B07H2VGH27 Parent d4e2593


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:

LBTSQ-Velvet Pointed Martin Martin nhta-20808 Boots 8Cm Heels Frosting Temperament High Heels Thick Heels Short Boots. B07H2VGH27 Parent d4e2593 -

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
    Jenny Women's Boots Blue Blue 4.5 UK B07H44KX98 ParentTop ShishangWomen's boots autumn and winter short short low-heeled Martin boots round head wild B07H4C1GHP Parent , Top ShishangWaterproof platform women's boots autumn and winter warm low tube Martin boots suede round head B07H4BYLY9 Parent2018 Latest Patent Leather Knee high Boots Stilettos high Heel Boots Winter Fashion bar Shoes Woman B07H4G25FR ParentTop ShishangVintage Martin Boots Outdoor Fashion Boots B07H4CM7PK ParentTop Shishang Women's rubber high boots/winter non-slip waterproof beef tendon bottom anti- acid garden boots buckle B07H56VVDY ParentShiney Women's Ankle Boots Suede High Heel Casual Fashion Daily Commute,Multi-colored-34 B07H4GVZND Parent , ara 12-45434 Avignon Red Leather Ankle Boot B07H484636 Parent , Women's Round Toe High Boots Tassel Over The Knee Block Mid Heel Stretch Boots Suede Non-slip Party Office Riding... B07H4MKQ11 Parent , Clarks Womens Dancer Sky Black Leather Slim Heel Ankle Boots D Width B07H443BX3 Parent , Women's Zipper High Boots Sexy Suede Over The Knee Slouch Boots Round Toe Block Low Flat Heel Stretch Boots Warm... B07H4MZ7QQ ParentWomen Mid High Boots Over The Knee Tassel Round Toe Riding Boots Block Mid Heel Slouch Office Prom Stretch Boots B07H4N87NX Parent , Mallimoda Women's New Winter Vintage Handmade Plain Leater Ankle Boots 2 Khaki 5 UK=39 Asian B07H5FTXKV Parent , SMILINGGIRL Women's High Heel Boots Leather Flip Boots Color Matching Pointed Sstiletto Back Zipper Martin Fashion... B07H4P8QJR Parentnihiug Women’s Ankle Boots Leather Casual Chelsea Booties Autumn and Winter Pointed Thick Heel Ankle Boots Suede B07H4N11XC Parent , Clarks Kensett Diana, Leather Ankle Boots, Black, 4 UK B07H5PFS6P ParentWomen's Long-barreled Boots Round Head Low-Heeled Front tie Stitching Knight Boots B07H57ZS3Q Parent , Women Pointed Toe Riding Boots Over The Knee Block Mid Heel Tassel High Boots Evening Party Suede Stretch Slouch... B07H4MZ3R7 Parent , Top ShishangBooties autumn and winter models British wind pointed Chelsea boots thick with low-heeled boots B07H5F4DQQ ParentSMILINGGIRL Women's High Heel Boots Plaid Cloth Rivet Belt Bucklefine High Heel Side Zipper Mid-Tube Fashion Boots B07H4LXC2H ParentTop ShishangShort boots, boots, boots, autumn and winter, wild, thick, flat, short B07H6F9DLC Parent , Mallimoda Women's New Winter Vintage Handmade Plain Leater Ankle Boots 1 Brown 5.5-6 UK=40 Asian B07H5H42FT ParentMallimoda Women's New Winter Vintage Handmade Plain Leater Ankle Boots 2 Brown 5 UK=39 Asian B07H5HB6VL ParentMallimoda Women's New Winter Vintage Handmade Plain Leater Ankle Boots 1 Khaki 5.5-6 UK=40 Asian B07H5GKB4R Parent , ara 12-43408 Toulouse Brown Patent Reptile Print Ankle Boot B07H5KF36Y Parent , MAYPIE Womens Toabsur Suede Zipper Knee-High Boots B07H5KP6TM ParentBlack Premium by EMP Alive and Kicking Boots Black B07H5QB7GN ParentAnMengXinLing Women Over The Knee Boot Stretchy Suede Stiletto High Heel Pointy Toe Thigh High Snow Boots Side... B07H5QKN33 ParentKOKQSX-Autumn and winter short tube Martin boots pointed heads rivets high heels 6CM wild jokes. Thirty-six black B07H6GDRBL Parent