AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel High/Women Shoes 7Cm High Heels ciproant-8539 Empty All-Match Side Chain With Coarse Shoes Tip Black B07BWMW4R4 Parent 7cbbd18




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:

AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel High/Women Shoes 7Cm High Heels ciproant-8539 Empty All-Match Side Chain With Coarse Shoes Tip Black B07BWMW4R4 Parent 7cbbd18 - 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
    AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Shoes With Coarse Suede Word Bandage Shallow Mouth Tip Shoes 7Cm Shoes... B07CB4CTC3 Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women The 9Cm High Heels With A Fine Tip Sexy Shoes The Cat With Occupation Apricot... B07CB4DF4D ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Single Shoes Retro Leisure 'S Shoes Shallow Mouth Sharp Head Fine Heels... B07CB4D3SL ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women 7Cm High Heels 'S Shoes Suede Fine Heel Elegance Color Drill One Word Buckle... B07CB4JLQZ ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Color Pointed Textured 8.5Cm Heels Pendant Tassels Shallow Mouth Rough... B07CB4DQKQ Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Sharp Head One Word Buckle With 7Cm High Heels Suede Temperament Sexy Fine... B07CB4KLWH Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women 8Cm High Heels With A Fine Point Shallow Mouth Sexy Single Shoes Occupation... B07CB4FBS9 Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Waterproof Fine Sexy Night With Open Toe Sandals Word Buckle 13Cm Shoes... B07CB4N7SJ ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women The Cat With The Shoe Color 6Cm Simple Point Suede Ed Shoes Fine With Shallow... B07CB4GC11 ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Sharp Head Suede Fine Heel 6Cm Heels Shallow Mouth Metal Buckle Single... B07CB4LBGD ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Sharp Heads Gold Sequins Wedding Shoes Waterproof Platform Shallow Mouth... B07CB4GJPW Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Sexy Pointed Hollow Snakeskin Pattern Is Fine With 10Cm High Heels Shallow... B07CB4P4S1 ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Commuter 9Cm High Heels Suede Shallow Mouth Tip Sexy Shoes All-Match Khaki B07CB4KG9B ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women All-Match Students Shoes Pointed Shallow Mouth Suede Heels Brown Diamond... B07CB4KZ6R Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Shoes Point With A Fine All-Match Shallow Mouth Shoes Retro 7Cm Heels Khaki B07CB4KZ6K ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Shoes Leather Bright 8Cm Heels With A Fine Tip Occupation Shallow Mouth... B07CB4GJNM Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Pointed Shoes With A Fine Shallow Mouth Sequins Diamond 9Cm Heels All-Match... B07CB4KZ7K ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women 10Cm High Heels At Night Store Sharp Shallow Sexy Fine Heel Single Shoe... B07CB4ZK1D Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women The Single Side Pointed Shoes Empty With A Fine Girl 8Cm Heels Nightclub... B07CB4LL2J Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women With A Buckle Sandals Pointed Shoes Hollow All-Match 6Cm Sexy High Heels... B07CB4NGP2 ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Fine With 8Cm High Heels Black Occupation Shoes Pointed Shoes All-Match... B07CB4N7SN Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Sexy Night Shop Red Sexy 9Cm High Heel Shoes Thin 'S Shoes Suede Shallow... B07CB4R9Z8 Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women 6Cm High Heels Suede Diamond Buckle Bow Elegant Pointed Shallow Mouth Hollow... B07CB4NQ4K Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women A Fine With 9Cm Suede High Heels Temperament Side Diamond Shallow Mouth... B07CB4DQKW ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Fine Heels Shoes Leisure Retro Single Shoe 7Cm High Heels Shallow Mouth... B07CB4PT3F ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Fish Mouth 10Cm Heels With A Fine Waterproof Shoes Sexy Bow Hollow All-Match... B07CB4PT4C Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Fine Heel Sexy Red Wedding Banquet 9Cm High Heels Sharp Shallow Single... B07CB4QSDX ParentAJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women 8Cm High Heels Fine Heel Bow Sexy 'S Shoes Shallow Single Shoes Blue B07CB4R656 Parent , AJUNR New/Fashion/Work/High-Heel/Women Suede Pointed 7Cm High Heels Shallow Mouth Water Drill Metal Ring Shoes... B07CB4R661 Parent ,