ZHZNVX Leather HSXZ Women's 30291 Shoes Real Leather Spring Fall Fashion Boots Boots Boots Flat Heel Round Toe Booties/Ankle Boots... B078M5JVV4 Parent c23bd9f


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:

ZHZNVX Leather HSXZ Women's 30291 Shoes Real Leather Spring Fall Fashion Boots Boots Boots Flat Heel Round Toe Booties/Ankle Boots... B078M5JVV4 Parent c23bd9f - 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
    GTVERNH-Folk Style Boots Soft Bottom Retro Handmade Flower Printed With Autumn And Winter With Coarse Mother Shoe... B078NMS6SG ParentGTVERNH-Spring And Autumn National Wind Women'S Shoes Handmade Soft Leather Shoes And The Old Shoes Of The Old... B078NMXFJK Parent , GTVERNH-The Mother Shoes Of The Spring And Summer National Wind The Soft Bottom With The Handmade Flowers The... B078NMQRBP Parent , GTVERNH-New Winter Boots Female Shoes Boots And Boots Martin Single Cotton Boots Women Boots Middle-Aged Mother... B078NN114L Parent , GTVERNH-High Heel Heel 10Cm Suede Shallow Single Shoe Spring And Autumn New Woman Shoes Black Professional Shoes B078NNBQQV ParentGTVERNH-High Heel Single Shoe Woman Autumn New Water Drill Bow Deep Heel Shoes Sexy Waterproof Platform And Leather... B078NN14FR ParentGTVERNH-Korean Children Shoes New Shoes All-Match Pointed Stiletto Heels Waterproof Shoes Deep Autumn B078NNG221 ParentGTVERNH-Temperament Sexy Weave Weave Thin Single Shoe Woman High Heel High Heel Work Shoe Color Ol Female B078NNF9RB ParentGTVERNH-The New Super Heel Waterproof Platform Thin Single Shoe The Spring And Autumn Snap With Sexy Shallow Female... B078NNH7TY ParentGTVERNH-Her Shoes Boots And Velvet Warm Soft Bottom Flat In The Elderly Leather Flowers B078NNGMXG ParentGTVERNH-Mama Shoes Spring And Autumn Season Women'S Single Shoes With The Soft Bottom Of The Handmade National... B078NPGJ1W ParentGTVERNH-The New Winter High Heel Boots Women Boots With Fine British Shoes Boots Martin Sexy Fashion Boots Tide B078NPD9NP ParentGTVERNH-Korean Pointed Shoes With Ol Thick Elegant Spring All-Match Suede Metal Buckle Fashion All-Match In Heels B078NPKZL9 Parent , GTVERNH-Sexy Autumn Shoes Single Boots Short Boots Autumn Korean Edition Winter Shoes Round Head Martin Boots... B078NPH3M8 Parent , GTVERNH-In The Spring Of New Shoes Retro All-Match High-Heeled Shoes With Thick Korean Documentary With Female... B078NPKZLG Parent , GTVERNH-Antique Mother Shoes Soft Bottom Leisure Handmade Leather Shoes Flat Bottomed Cotton Boots And Middle-Aged... B078NPKZLL ParentGTVERNH-High Heel Single Shoe Woman New Sexy Round Head And High Heel Shoes In Autumn Deep Mouth Waterproofing... B078NPVKR6 ParentGTVERNH-Autumn And Winter Folk Style Boots Leather Boots With Short Barrel Cotton Shoes Mother Shoes B078NPNGL7 Parent , GTVERNH-In The Middle-Aged Mother Winter Boots Shoes Folk Style Boots Women Shoes With Flat Bottom And Slope Slip... B078NPXZYM Parent , HXVU56546 The Girl Sandals Crystal Clear Slippers Show Stage Shoes Cool And Stylish Banquet B078NYL7ZL ParentHXVU56546 Summer Crystal Clear Ultra-Thick With Fish Mouth Sandals Model High-Heel Shoes B078P1NXQ9 Parent , HXVU56546 The New Ultra-Transparent Crystals With The Ladies Sandals Shoes Slippers Fine Catwalk Sandals B078P1X3WG ParentKPHY-Wild Solid Color Women'S Shoes In The Fall The New Tip Fine With High-Heeled Cat Followed Side Air Single... B078PC5153 ParentHXVU56546 Crystal Clear Slippers Thick With Ultra-Cool With Drag And Catwalk Stage Shoes Flowers And Stylish Banquet B078P24QB3 ParentKPHY-The European Station Rivet Single Shoes In The Fall The New Point Light Waterproof Single Exposed Fine With... B078PCQM18 Parent , KPHY-Rivet Exposed Single Shoes The Tip Of The Autumn Light Is Fine With The High-Heel Women Shoes Work Shoes... B078PCNVYV ParentKPHY-The Korean Version Of The Thick With Ultra-High With Single Shoes The New Party Fall Head Satin In Light... B078PCVCVF ParentKPHY-The New Fall Tip Bow Tie Shallow Mouth Single Shoes With High Heels Fine Sweet Princess Shoes B078PCVD66 ParentKPHY-The Head Of The Korean Version Of The Thick With High-Heeled Boots Winter New Side Zip Sleek And Versatile... B078PCVDB8 Parent ,