FLYRCX Ladies' flip sweet nhta-29611 high flowers high heel slippers summer fashion outdoor clip feet flip flops and sandals. Parent B07D7X6T2X 502c15a




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' flip sweet nhta-29611 high flowers high heel slippers summer fashion outdoor clip feet flip flops and sandals. Parent B07D7X6T2X 502c15a - 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
    Lady modern shoes/ Latin dance shoes/Women's adult dance shoes/ dancing shoes/ soft-bottom ballroom dance shoes Parent B01NCKL65M , Skechers Women’s Go Walk 4-Propel Low-Top Sneakers, Black-and-white Parent B06Y38BWBSLOLLIPOPS Ytude High Rain, Women’s Trainers Parent B01HB5KANIGentlemen/Ladies Ara Women’s Gymnastics Shoes Parent B01LW5ACSH Various styles Low price Excellent stretchingWomens Wedges Booties Middle Tube Canvas Martin Boots Shoes Buckle Strap Boot Parent B07HF7JSRL , Rawdah Women Boots Knee High Wide Fit,Ladies Canvas Middle Cube Chelsea Martin Boots Casual Buckle Strap Slouch... Parent B07HNR5PMG , New Balance WL696 BGC Grey Parent B01B1P655G , Dachstein Women's Trainers Grey Grey Parent B07653G1N4Zenzzle Womens Running Shoes Winter Scandinavian Pattern Print on for Ladies Outdoor Running Sneakers Parent B07CR422QT , Meijili Women's Closed Toe Mid Heel PU Leather Glitter Salsa Tango Ballroom Latin Party Dance Shoes Wedding Evening... Parent B01KM7U6D6adidas Women’s Eezay Dots W Beach and Pool Shoes, Blanc/Noir/Noir Parent B06X93Q8Q9 , Zenzzle Graphic Vector Stars Cute Monsters Pattern Print on Women's Running Shoes Casual Lightweight Athletic... Parent B078N9KHCQMan/Woman Down 2 Rize Parent B000TJ6WOK Big clearance sale the most economical Popular tide shoes , Kaporal Space, Women’s Hi-Top Sneakers Parent B00X1F65UAMiyoopark KS128 Women's Sparkle Closed Toe Satin Latin Salsa Ballroom Wedding Shoes Parent B01NAINDO4 , Skechers Burst 12730, Women's Multisport Outdoor Shoes Parent B079WJX76H , Female Latin shoes/Ms. adult in dance shoes with/Square dancing shoes soft bottom Parent B071YZNDK6Fred Perry Phoenix Flatform Mesh Womens Trainers Parent B01DFJXTN2Aleader Women's Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes Parent B01IXTMBIS , MGM-Joymod Women's Comfort T-Strap Colsed Toe Synthetic Tango Salsa Ballroom Latin Modern Dance Shoes Evening... Parent B07FGWMT93 , WHLShoes Women's Sandals Thick bottom sandals sandals sequins female summer wild muffin wear resistant slippery... Parent B07DJBJJYKBogner Women’s Atlanta Lady 2 Trainers Parent B073Q1H6HKTamaris Women’s 23709 Low-Top Sneakers, Silber (944 Silver Crack), 8 UK Parent B01MXJB23VMINITOO GL237 Ladies Ankle Wrap Handmade Black Synthetic Latin Ballroom Tango Salsa Dance Shoes Wedding Party... Parent B06X1F5F2B , Converse All Star Women's Trainers multicolour Multi-coloured Parent B0787P95PM , Puma Women’s Suede Heart Satin WN's Fashion Sneaker Parent B01J5NVZWO , SHOESHAOGE In The Middle With The Cool Slippers Slip Out Of The Toe Wearing A Really High Heel Slippers Heel Female... Parent B0753LHCPW , Jig Foo Women's Pumps Dance Shoes Parent B016EJMKDK , New Balance Wr996gc, Women’s Sneakers Parent B00YP5VGJU