AGECC nhta-29910 Winter Waterproof Thickening Flat Bottomed Waterproof Skid Proof Warm 29904 Snow Boots Women'S Middle Tube Short Boots And... B07HHYK2PV Parent db650bf




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:

AGECC nhta-29910 Winter Waterproof Thickening Flat Bottomed Waterproof Skid Proof Warm 29904 Snow Boots Women'S Middle Tube Short Boots And... B07HHYK2PV Parent db650bf - 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
    LBTSQ-Thick And Short Boots 8Cm High Heels Martin Boots Women'S Boots Fashion Joker Velvet Cotton Shoes. B07HL38BDD ParentLBTSQ-Short Boots Fashionable Sharp Pointed Thin Heel High Heel Shoes 10Cm Temperament Sexy B07HL2WHW8 ParentLBTSQ-High Heel Boots Short Boots Wild Thin Waterproof Table Round Head Thin Heel High Heel Shoes 11Cm Single... B07HL5HKCB ParentLBTSQ-Trendy Waterproof Platform Thin Heel High Heel Shoes 11Cm Temperament Single Boots Bare Boots. B07HL3YVS9 ParentLBTSQ-Trendy Pointed Thin And High-Heeled Shoes 9Cm Temperament Suede Short Boots And Bare Boots. B07HL6HPSW Parent , LBTSQ-High Heels 9Cm Temperament Thin And Sexy Net Gauze Pointed Shoes Single Boots Naked Boots. B07HL6452K ParentLBTSQ-High Heel Boots Cat Heel Shoes 10Cm Thin Heel Pointed Ankle Boots Suede Naked Boots. B07HL7FHL6 ParentLBTSQ-Fashion Sexy Sharp Pointed Thin Heel High Heel Shoes 8Cm Water Drill Side Zipper Short Boots And Bare Boots. B07HL64FY4 ParentLBTSQ-High Heel Boots Short Boots 11Cm Round Head Waterproof Table Thin Heel High Heel Shoes Boots Boots And Temperament. B07HL7NVQZ ParentGUNAINDMX Women Boots Fashion Martin Boots Vintage Classic Female Boots Squared Heel Motorcycle Women'S Shoes... B07HL7LXQR Parent , LBTSQ-Fine Heel High Heel Shoes 11Cm Waterproof Platform Women'S Shoes Thick Sole Single Shoes And Velvet. B07HL988ML Parent , LBTSQ-Fashion Rivet Waterproof Platform Short Boots Martin Boots 12Cm Sexy Sharp Pointed Thin Heel High Heeled... B07HL8BG5D ParentLBTSQ-Sexy Belt Buckle Thin And Short Boots 6Cm Pointed Middle Heel High Heel Shoes Frosted Bare Boots Temperament. B07HL988MV Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - Women'S Boots In Autumn And Winter Fashion/Warm Martin Boots/Pointed Thick With Women'S Boots... B07HLRLGTV Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - Winter Thick Warm Snow Boots/Plus Velvet Tube Flat Bottom Cotton Shoes/Side Zipper 34-43 B07HLQRVGB ParentXQY Women'S Boots - Autumn And Winter Low Heel Ladies Boots/Plus Velvet Warm Scrub Over The Knee Boots/Ladies... B07HLSWR8G Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - High-Heeled Fashion Women'S Booties/Autumn And Winter Warm Women'S Shoes/Zipper 36-43 B07HLSZZ18 Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - Europe And The United States Fashion Pointed Thick With Ankle Boots/Personality Temperament... B07HLT16RF Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - Autumn Women'S Booties/British Trend Fan Thick Boots/One-Legged Martin Boots 36-43 B07HLT4RJC ParentXQY Women'S Boots-Autumn Booties/Retro British Martin Boots/Flat Ties/Motorcycle Women'S Shoes Women 36-43 B07HLT82T2 ParentXQY Women'S Boots - Autumn And Winter Warm Boots/Low Heel Round Head Boots/Matte Martin Boots/Large Size Women'S... B07HLT8BHX ParentXQY Women'S Boots - Autumn And Winter Women'S Thick Ankle Boots/Martin Boots/Ladies Winter Warm Shoes 36-43 B07HLVGR5R Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - Europe And The United States Martin Boots/Retro British Wind/Autumn And Winter Round Head... B07HLVJ3Y9 ParentXQY Women'S Shoes - Europe And America Zipper Ladies Warm Boots/Martin Boots/Pointed Women'S Shoes/Large Size... B07HLVJ3YD ParentXQY Women'S Shoes - Cotton Shoes Warm Plus Velvet Flat-Bottomed Sneakers/Student Thick Bottom High Tube Women'S... B07HLVJ429 ParentXQY Women'S Shoes - Autumn And Winter High Heel Warm Women'S Booties/Europe And The United States Fashion Comfortable... B07HLVTSZD Parent , XQY Women'S Boots - High Heel Boots Retro Pointed Women'S Boots/Side Zipper Winter Warm Boots/Thick Heel Shoes... B07HLVWHDF Parent , XQY Women'S Shoes - Autumn And Winter Fashion Simple Martin Boots/Flat Bottom Increase In The Middle Of The Tube... B07HLW4SW1 ParentXQY Women'S Shoes - Europe And America Autumn And Winter Warm Fashion Zipper Boots Black Low Boots Boots 36-43 B07HLWLT6J Parent