Carolbar Women's New High Style Peep Toe 15889 Parent High Heel Stiletto Zip Court Shoes B07CZX929P Parent 43009fc




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:

Carolbar Women's New High Style Peep Toe 15889 Parent High Heel Stiletto Zip Court Shoes B07CZX929P Parent 43009fc - 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
    New Look Women’'s 5910770 Open Toe Heels B07G3WG31D Parent , Mee Shoes Women's Sweet Wedge Heel Slip On Bow Court Shoes B0769H9QNL Parent , Chic Feet Womens Ladies Hot Pink/Fuchsia Satin Wedding Bridal Low Heel Peep Toe Shoes B013RKZ6SK Parent , ZBeiBei Women's Patent Leather Pumps Pointed Toe High Heels Wedding Court Shoes B015R4CFUG ParentLadies Chix Satin Diamante Kitten Heel Low Bridal Wedding Smart Prom Party Court Shoes Size 3-8 (UK 7, Ivory ) B01CCWH8U8 ParentMarco Tozzi 24416, Women’s T-Bar Pumps B01MQLTD5N Parent , New Look Women’'s 5335367 Ankle Strap Heels B07231BRJ4 Parent , Fangsto Women's Suede Leather Super High-Heeled Ankle Strappy Sandals Buckle Closed Back Shoes B01HGX256U ParentCucu Fashion New Womens Ladies Platform High Block Heels Slip On Shoes Sizes UK 3-8 B07955WH3Q Parent , WOMENS FLOWER PASTEL PEEP TOE FAUX SUEDE PLATFORM OPEN SIDED STILETTO HEEL SHOES LADIES LILAC SIZES 5 B008TPAYFE Parentjuqilu Women Low High Heel Court Shoes Comfort Work Office Formal Wedding Pointed Toe Slip On Court Shoes B076NHB9PZ Parent , Carolbar Women's Fashion Sexy High Heel Stiletto Assorted Color Court Shoes B019STGGCE ParentNew Look Women’'s 5742569 Closed Toe Heels B07D5RS8Y7 ParentInitiale Women’s Santina T-Bar Heels B01MYXWT1Q ParentAjvani Womens ladies wedding evening bridal high heel platform prom diamante court shoes pumps size B00L3FFIQC Parent , Miss KG Gazelle, Women’s Open-Toe Heels B01AS42EBK Parent , Onewus Casual Shoes With Low Chunky Heel and Pointed Toe Tassel Shoes With Large Size B0796V1PY9 Parent , Men's/Women's Pleaser Womens Vanity-420 Slippers B00A0IWGZE Parent Clever and practical Good market Reliable reputationAndrea Conti 3002737, Women’s Pumps B01FMY59JU Parent , Smilice Women Working Shoes with Wedge Heel and Suede Materail Court Shoes with Large Size 1-13 UK Available B07DFHLDWF ParentTamaris Women’s 22457 Closed-Toe Pumps B071GV2KCY Parent , Womens Platform Ladies High Heels Black Suede Stiletto Party Prom Pumps Wedding Bridal Work Formal Court Shoes... B008B6GB4E Parent , Ladies Womens New Ankle Strap Mid Stiletto Heel Open Fashion Courts Shoes Size B06XC2RRQL ParentLora Dora Womens Stiletto High Heels Pointed Toes B07H7MCFV1 ParentLadies Anne Michelle Court Shoes F10254 B0136OMT9Q ParentWOMENS LADIES PEEP TOE PLATFORM HIGH HEEL GLITTER COURT PARTY SHOES B00CMRQM56 Parent , Bianco Women’s Elastic Strap Sandal 35-48890 Closed Toe Heels B01F27FFNC ParentBianco Ankle Strap Pump Son16, Women’s Pumps B01F8NPJJ0 ParentXTI Women’s Zapato SRA. Antelina Combinada Taupe Sling Back Sandals B01JJ3CGH8 Parent