Palladium Women’s Women’s Pallaphoenix Mixte Knit Mixte Trainers, Pink B078WBMTSM Parent B078WBMTSM b630679




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:

Palladium Women’s Women’s Pallaphoenix Mixte Knit Mixte Trainers, Pink B078WBMTSM Parent B078WBMTSM b630679 - 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
    Zhuhaixmy Personal Womens Low-Calf Rubber Rainboots Waterproof Martin Rain Boots Shoes Parent B01N8TDV5SJING Female sandals Summer sandals slippers which were lattice with European and American temperament women shoes Parent B07C7J4VR1 , MINITOO Mnitoo L025 Ladies Double Ankle Strap Black Satin Wedding Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes 4 M UK Parent B00TDG61O6 , MINITOO Mnitoo L025 Ladies Double Ankle Strap Black Satin Wedding Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes 3 M UK Parent B00TDG5ZUM , MINITOO Mnitoo L025 Ladies Double Ankle Strap Black Satin Wedding Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes 8 M UK Parent B00TDG69AM , MINITOO Mnitoo L025 Ladies Double Ankle Strap Black Satin Wedding Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes 7 M UK Parent B00TDG67AY , MINITOO Mnitoo L025 Ladies Double Ankle Strap Black Satin Wedding Ballroom Latin Dance Shoes 3.5 M UK Parent B01CX52264Vans Women’s Authentic Seasonal Leather Trainers Parent B06Y6M89P1 , Vans Women’'s Ward Suede/Canvas Low-Top Sneakers Parent B078PH6WC2NIKE Trainers Roshe One New 009 Black Size: 3.5 Parent B00QSIHVUK , adidas Bankshot W M25213, Trainers Parent B00P0MZZN0YMFIE Fashion and leisure pinch towers women's summer thick sand beach antiskid and cool slippers Parent B07C9KHGHYDC Women’s Evan Hi Tx Se Skateboarding Shoe, Denim Parent B075998QVXSoludos Women's Slip Fashion Sneaker Parent B01JG1ZH1K , Miyoopark Ladies Crystals Sparkle Latin Dance Shoes Female Wedding Party Evening Sandals Parent B06Y3HWD39 , Nike - Wmns Inseason TR 4 - Color: Black-White - Size: 5.0 Parent B00H8584TYGeox Women’s D Kaula H Low-Top Sneakers Parent B0792H3B9MPaul Green Women's 4485-032 Trainers Parent B076B36T1L , Womens Ladies Fashion Ankle Solid Knitted Flock Martin Shoes Short Boots Bootie Parent B07HF86P9MQPYC Ladies Pointed Female Boots Rough With Two Kinds Wear Wear In The Tube Martin Boots High-Heeled Shoes Parent B0783HW3CLGentlemen/Ladies Saucony Women's Miles Sneaker Parent B01NGYTOL9 Easy to clean surface Stylish and fun value , Joma Women’s Tempo Lady Fitness Shoes, Blue Parent B072N5XWV1RTRY Women'S Sandals Spring Summer Comfort Leatherette Dress Casual Chunky Heel Buckle Walking Parent B073PS7QX4 , Converse Unisex Adults' CTAS Ox Ocean Bliss/Garnet Trainers, Gym Red/Garnet/Athletic Navy Parent B078W38HTR , Liu Jo Jeans Women’s High Trainers Parent B078S87SCTCrime London Women’s 25503aa1.23 Low-Top Sneakers Parent B07DGB8SFG , Romika Maddy 18 Women’s Low-Top Sneakers Parent B01MFD9VNRBugatti Women’s 421455015969 Trainers, Gold/Metallic Parent B0761YXZDB , DC Women’s Magnolia Se Low-Top Sneakers Parent B071J4W8QT ,