Mirak Celia nhta-28853 Ruiz 214 Wide Fit Sandal/Womens Sandal/Womens Sandals Fit B00CM99NFK Parent 3313f69




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:

Mirak Celia nhta-28853 Ruiz 214 Wide Fit Sandal/Womens Sandal/Womens Sandals Fit B00CM99NFK Parent 3313f69 - 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
    Pleaser Women's Delight-615/WB/B Platform Sandal B001BZ4RDO ParentLeg Avenue - Dottie - 38 - Red/weiss - LA420-DOTTIE B001EIOY7M ParentINC International Concepts Fedee Women Round Toe Leather Black Knee High Boot B001GFD0Y6 ParentGentleman/Lady Miss Sixty Womens Rachel B001GNC5LW Parent Guarantee quality and quantity Stylish and fun Shopping promotion , Dyeables Women's Vegas Platform Sandal B001JAHMOW ParentJessica Simpson Womens Margo Fabric Open Toe Casual Ankle Strap Sandals B001LF2VOG Parent , Funtasma by Pleaser Women's Fairy-08 Platform Sandal B001RILKCG Parent , Havaianas Slim Flip-Flop (Toddler/Little Kid) B0027CU31U ParentMen's/Women's O'Neill Women's Mia Sandal B002VUBSWQ Parent Reputation first special promotion As of the latest model , Marco Tozzi 2/2/28344/24, Sandals/Fashion Sandals B00305HXUW ParentHigh-heeled sandals from Apart Smooth leather in stone colors B003AWFFJG Parent , INC International Concepts Womens Brae Open Toe Casual Slide Sandals B003B325EM Parent , Giani Bernini Womens SADIEE Open Toe Casual T-Strap Sandals B003EGYQ3E Parent , Marc Fisher Women's Carnie Sandal Wedge, Dark Brown Leather, UK 8 / EU 41 B003F6722K ParentBare Traps Womens Honora Peep Toe Casual T-Strap Sandals B003FMIGK6 Parent , Gentleman/Lady roma satin leather sandals B003MWEV1C Parent durable Trendy professional designGladiator sandal with woven detail across the T-bar and the heel. From Niche Collections B003QFQDTI Parent , Ladies Merrell Sandals Style - Waterpro Crystal - J82284 B004LWX0ZA ParentPleaser Women's Pleasure-02/BPT Mary Jane Pump B004NNK1KY Parent , Pleaser Women's Pleasure-02/GPT Mary Jane Pump B004OV35V2 ParentBOC - Womens - Laurina B004PAQTQK Parent , B.O.C. Women's Laurina Black Pu 7 B US B004PAUKFG ParentHigh-heeled sandals from VIA UNO Leather Camel B004PQ91GY ParentLeg Avenue 5011 Ella 5 inch Pink Glitzender Pump Shoes B004XJFC2U ParentJohnFashion Women's Leather Metallic Embroidery Butterfly Beads Sandal B0053A9RWE Parent , Nine West Women's Emberly Fabric GLADIATOR Sandal B00590L4VK ParentWalking Cradles Womens Piece Leather Open Toe Casual Slide, White Soft, Size 8.5 US / 6.5 UK US B005A1DV8M Parent , Lindsay Phillips Reece, Women’s Reece B005ACVOTE Parent , Pleaser Women's Swan-657/TPS Platform Sandal B005NCSOWQ Parent