FLYRCX Ladies' thick B07D6PXTSP bottomed antiskid beach shoes nhta-6766 summer leisure thick fashion slippers seaside foot clips. Parent B07D6PXTSP 8b2126d




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:

FLYRCX Ladies' thick B07D6PXTSP bottomed antiskid beach shoes nhta-6766 summer leisure thick fashion slippers seaside foot clips. Parent B07D6PXTSP 8b2126d - 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
    Men/Women Cadillac Records Parent B00C7COZGY New varieties are launched High-quality materials Known for its beautiful qualityZenzzle Womens Running Shoes Abstract Watercolor Pattern Print on for Ladies Outdoor Running Sneakers Parent B07CR7277XPump Kitten Heels D'Orsay Pointed Toe Latin Shoes OL Sandals Women Fashion Sweet Pointed Toe Hollow Belt Buckle... Parent B072HQP4HZ , Reebok Women’s Royal Cl Jog 2px Running Shoes, Nero (Blackash Greysquad Pinkwhite) Parent B074MXQLGNNIKE Roshe One Print GS 677784 005 Parent B01MZB4AMS , Man/Woman Baladas En La Intimidad Parent B002TYCKRQ flagship store First grade in its class Superb craftsmanshipZH Autumn and Winter Indoor Cotton Slippers Lady Soft Bottom Mute Floor Slippers Slippers with Warm Month Shoes... Parent B078K8FX2PAIMENGA Flat Shoes Student Canvas Shoes White Shoes Joker Frende Flat Bottomed Student Autumn Women'S Shoes Parent B07G64Z6KTTwin Set Women’s Cs8tal Hi-Top Trainers Parent B074S4SHG3Fexkean Hikking Shoes Trekking Anti-Slip Trail Running Shoes Leather Training Walking Breathable Running Shoes... Parent B07B2T99TV , ShangYi Women's Shoes Silicone Wedge Heel Wedges Slippers Casual Black/Pink/Beige Parent B01FZJHVVG , Puma Women’s Ignite Limitless Netfit NC Wn Sneaker Parent B06XWBNHLQKHSKX-Old Beijing Shoes Embroidered Shoes In The Folk Style Square Dance Mother Shoes. Parent B0784PM7YC , Zenzzle Womens Running Shoes Hipster Fox Pattern Print on for Ladies Outdoor Running Sneakers Parent B07CLFKCX5ZHZNVX Women's Shoes PU Spring Summer Comfort Sandals Block Heel Round Toe for Casual Black Beige Parent B07D72DVYR , BYLE Leather Sandals Ankle Strap Samba Modern Jazz Dance Shoes Summer Dance Shoes Modern hasp net Yarn Dancing... Parent B07F2GYCM9Xue Qiqi The high-heel shoes fine with ultra-high with velvet-tip exposed night video thin dark mouth single shoes Parent B07DB87JHDSHINIK Women Black Leather Dance Shoes PU Performance Shoes Full Leather Jazz Shoes High Top Adult Training Shoes Parent B07C916HHK , LIUXINDA-XZ British fashion Summer slippers female outdoor towed beach shoes Parent B07FYBNHVK , Europe and the United States summer large yards of women's shoes, sequins, t buckle sandals, high-heeled shoes... Parent B072Q7RT7BLIUXINDA-XZ British fashion Beach slippers, women's summer seaside, slippery bottom, comfortable feet, comfortable... Parent B07FYBHHPCSperry Womens Seaside Scale Metallic Leather Sneaker (11 (M) US, Bronze) Parent B07B23FM4Y , Brooks Women's Transcend 2 Trainers Parent B00QH51B5K , Salabobo YYM-2040 Womens Latin Ballroom Party Wedding Cha-cha Closed Toe Low Heel PU Sequin T-Strap Dance Shoes Parent B01NBLCPSDCFP Womens Practice Comfort Latin Tango Cha-Cha Salsa Party Modern Custom Heel Round-toe PU Professional Dance-shoes Parent B01HUGBT7O , Zenzzle Graphic Strawberrys Pattern Print on Women's Running Shoes Casual Lightweight Athletic Sneakers US Size... Parent B07861CHSD , KHSKX-Handmade Embroidered Shoes High-Heeled Shoes With Slope Of Old Peking Dance Shoes Shoes Double Bottom Parent B077M2WQX8Lowa Women's tyro GTX Lo WS Trainers Grau/Pacific Blau Parent B01D1GVLLQLatin Dancing Shoes Female Adult With Dance Shoes Soft Bottom, 6.5 Uk, Gold Parent B074DW5LVN ,