Under Armour Women’'s Ua W Women’'s Rotation 15745 Cross-Trainer Shoe B01N7ICTOI Shoe Parent c515468

Versatile trainer built with layered, mesh for lightweight support
Seamless forefoot construction comfortably hugs the curve of the foot
Outer Material: Synthetic
Inner Material: Fabric
Sole: EVA
Closure: Speed-Laces
Collapsible heel unit offers unique wearing options

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:

Under Armour Women’'s Ua W Women’'s Rotation 15745 Cross-Trainer Shoe B01N7ICTOI Shoe Parent c515468 - 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


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
    Icebug Women's DTS2 Gore-TEX BUGrip Studded Traction Running Shoe B00VWHJLZK Parent , Salomon Women’'s Speedcross Pro 2 W Low Rise Hiking Boots B01MTRA5IU ParentNIKE Downshifter 6, Women’s Running Shoes B0163KPQ7C ParentInov8 Roclite 320 Gore-TEX Women's Trail Running Shoe - AW18 B077P5KVM6 Parent , Salomon Women’s Sonic Aero W Trail Running Shoes B01HD1WUCE ParentTHE NORTH FACE Women’s Ultra Ii Trail Running Shoes B00LNG5WAS Parent , NIKE Women’'s 683818-009 Trail Running Shoes B01HGFZTB6 ParentNIKE Women’'s 705462-700 Trail Running Shoes B00K7J523O ParentSalomon Women’s Sonic W Trail Running Shoes B01HD225ZU ParentNIKE Women’s 861656-900 Trail Running Shoes B01M9B4R38 Parent , Merrell All Out Peak, Women’s Trail Running B00RDK7UTY Parent , NIKE Women’s 878068-300 Trail Running Shoes B01MEG4ZDU Parent , Nike Women’s 844736-600 Trail Running Shoes B012J1VYUW Parent , NIKE Women’'s 849569-007 Trail Running Shoes B01CJ1HRDK Parent , MagicXYY-sports shoes Sports Wind Muffin Platform Casual Women's Shoes (black White) B07G97DCK2 Parent , Nike Women’s 852448-001 Trail Running Shoes B01CJ35IKC Parent , adidas Terrex Agravic XT Gore-TEX Women's Trail Running Shoes - AW18-7 B07H9RYD9V Parentadidas Energy Bounce 2 Trail Running Shoes Women B077ZWW8G2 ParentNIKE Women’'s WMNS Air Huarache Run Sd Trail Shoes B077GY9HVX Parent , Gentlemen/Ladies SPEED MTN GTX W B076J494YN Parent durable King of quantity Official website , Skechers Performance Women's Go Golf Kiltie 2.0 Golf Shoe B01GUVQ5LU Parent , Nike Women's Lunar Empress 2 Golf Shoes B019S9OG9O Parentadidas Women’s Adipower Boost Golf Shoes B01BNLY0MI Parentadidas Women’'s W Adipower Boost Boa Golf Shoe B072LX19M4 ParentPuma Women’s Blaze Golf Shoe B013J5WNTS Parent , PUMA Golf Women's Ignite Spikeless Sport Floral Golf Shoe, Quarry/Nrgy Peach/Quiet Shade, 10.5 M US B06WD4JCSZ ParentPUMA Golf Women's Ignite Spikeless Sport Floral Golf Shoe, Black/Silver/Dark Shadow, 10.5 M US B06VVNCGS2 Parent , adidas Women’s W Adipure Boa Golf Shoes B0792S4YY7 ParentPuma Golf Women's Ignite Statement Low Golf Shoe, Quarry/White, 7 Medium US B075X4DM71 Parent ,