Ladies sandals, fish mouth and sandals, sandals Ladies and sandals, sandals, big sandals,black,Forty-two B07F6GPZHG Parent 220cd6a


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:

Ladies sandals, fish mouth and sandals, sandals Ladies and sandals, sandals, big sandals,black,Forty-two B07F6GPZHG Parent 220cd6a -

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
    AdeeSu Womens Platforms-Sandals Assorted Colors Urethane Platforms Sandals SLC03979 B07FBRNQH1 Parent , AdeeSu Womens Structured Dress Travel Urethane Sandals SLC03965 B07FBB8HBX Parent , CXY Sandals Women Summer Header Sandals Female Pointed Buckle with Rough with High Heels B07FBZ94CN ParentCinzia Soft IAF2331-28 Sandals Women B07FBVNN3H Parent , AdeeSu Womens Toggle Dress Cold Lining Urethane Sandals SLC03989 B07FCFMRJ7 ParentXianshu Summer Sandal Men's Shoes Casual Leather Shoe Perfect for Beach Outdoor Walking Traveling B07FCL8Z93 ParentCoolcept Women Sweet High Heel Sandals Bowknot Shoes B07FDCGG74 ParentMo Joc Casual Sandals WIH Low Chunky Heel and Open Toe for Fashion Women B07FDCGG7L ParentRAZAMAZA Women Fashion Floral Mules Sandals High Heel B07FDCYKQM Parent , CHICMARK Sandals with Chunky Heel and Cross Straps for Fashion Women B07FDXKMXX Parent , CHICMARK Simple Sandals with Chunky Heel and Open Toe for Fashion Women B07FDZ4WR4 ParentCHICMARK Simple Sandals with Mid Chunky Heel and Open Toe with Large B07FDZ6KKZ ParentCHICMARK Fashion Slippers with Pointed Toe and Low Chunky Heel for Women B07FDZJSX3 Parent , CHICMARK Women Sandals with Chunky Heel and Chunky Heels B07FDZJTTR Parent , GRACE SHOES 12132 Sandals Women B07FDZL54W Parent , fereshte Men's Women's Crossdresser Drag Queen Open Toe Slip On Stiletto High Heels Slippers Sandals B07FDZQTYQ Parent , CHICMARK Dressy Sandals with Pointed Toe and Chunky Heel for Fashion Women B07FF1FMBX Parent , TAOFFEN Women Fashion Mid Heel Sandals B07FF1T47N ParentCHICMARK Women Sandals with Chunky Heel and Open Toe for All Ocassions B07FF24FKW Parent , CHICMARK Flower Printed Sandals with Stiletto and Thick Platform for Fashion Women B07FF2C5JG Parent , TAOFFEN Women Fashion Block Heel Mules Platform B07FF2MYP3 ParentCHICMARK Bling Sandals with Low Chunky Heel and T-Straps for Fashion Women B07FF3HNPF ParentCHICMARK Sexy Sandals with Stiletto and Bling Materail Dressy Heels for Evening and Wedding Parties B07FF45R7R Parent , CHICMARK Women Sandals with Stiletto and Ankle Straps Sandal Heels with Large B07FF4J5WP Parent , CHICMARK Fashion Sandals with Chunky Heel and Suede Materail for Office Lady B07FF4KHC6 ParentCuteFlats Casual Sandals with Rounded Toe and Chunky Heel Comfortable Shoes with 5-Colors Available B07FF4KL1N ParentCHICMARK Casual Sandals with Flat and 3-Colors for Fashion Women B07FF4X5R7 ParentCHICMARK Sandals with Chunky Heel and Cross Straps Fashion Heels with Large B07FF55PGJ ParentCHICMARK Fashion Sandals with Low Chunky Heel and Suede Materail B07FF563V6 Parent ,