WFCAYDHN Small White Shoes nhta-21309 Breathable Wild Low Size Shoes Sports 21310 Shoes Women'S Shoes Artificial Pu Size Parent B07H1DGS4M 17d63c7




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:

WFCAYDHN Small White Shoes nhta-21309 Breathable Wild Low Size Shoes Sports 21310 Shoes Women'S Shoes Artificial Pu Size Parent B07H1DGS4M 17d63c7 - 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
    Skechers Sport Women's Skyline Sneaker,Navy,5 M US Parent B078W7GYVR , Skechers Sport Women's Skyline Sneaker,Navy,6.5 M US Parent B078W7XGGT , Gentlemen/Ladies Paul Green 7358116 Parent B07C8FFL7J Guarantee quality and quantity First quality General productSkechers Sport Women's Skyline Sneaker,Navy,5.5 M US Parent B078W8PQ6JZenzzle Graphic Floral Pattern Print on Women's Running Shoes Casual Lightweight Athletic Sneakers US Size 6-15 Parent B078DF4KTJsnfgoij Ladies Hiking Shoes Women Waterproof Walking Shoes Breathable Air Cushion Running Shoes Fitness Sneakers... Parent B07CY12D9T , PLOT❤Newborn Baby Soft Sole Prewalker Sneakers Anti-Slip Casual Shoes(Infant/Toddler) Parent B07HMJ6ZFM , LvYuan Women's Summer Slippers / Comfort Casual Fashion / Square head / Flat heel / sandals / Lazy Half slippers... Parent B072L232TB , 2 Star Women's Trainers White Bianco Parent B07CF7LVTRExing Womens's Shoes New Embroidery Leaves Baotou Sandal Beach Shoes Flat Bottom Oxford Shoes Ladies Canvas Shoes Parent B07CVS7V1W , Salabobo YYM-L128 Womens Latin Ballroom Party Wedding Cha-cha Peep Toe Mid Heel Rhinestone Satin Dance Shoes Parent B01NBLJRTPxiao123 Latin Dance Middle-Ms. Soft Base Friendship Sequins Modern Shoes Black Square Fashion Simple Convenient... Parent B07DZZM4XXxiao123 Latin Dance Children Adult Soft Bottom Friendship Girls Beginner Shoes Summer Blue Square Fashion Simple... Parent B07F18RFVHSkechers Sport Women's Skyline Sneaker,Navy,9.5 M US Parent B078W8LQRSShowaflops Big Girls' Foam Antimicrobial Shower & Water Sandals Parent B00JSJQ6DY , Skechers Sport Women's Skyline Sneaker,Navy,8.5 M US Parent B078W8QZ4V , MINITOO Women's 2.5" Heel Gold Synthetic Latin Salsa Dancing Shoes Wedding Pumps UK 6.5 Parent B0795VGM9XMINITOO Women's 2.5" Heel Gold Synthetic Latin Salsa Dancing Shoes Wedding Pumps UK 6 Parent B0795T7YTW , MINITOO Women's 2.5" Heel Synthetic Latin Salsa Dancing Shoes Wedding Pumps Parent B0795VMTDL , Bedroom Decor Custom Starry Night Van Gogh Batman Pillowcase Rectangle Zippered Two Sides Design Printed 20x30... Parent B00XXK1MGKKhombu Women’s Jazzy Snow Boot Parent B01CR2EQGCZHZNVX Thick bottom slope with sandals women summer NEW STYLE WATERPROOF Taiwan high with shoes and versatile... Parent B07CG7FJ17LIUXINDA-XZ British fashion Slippers with slippers and slippers Parent B07FY9Q17BSalabobo YYM-L167 Womens Latin Ballroom Party Wedding Cha-cha Peep Toe High Heel PU Dance Shoes Parent B01NBL9F2Z , CFP L167 Womens Sexy Fashion Latin Tango Cha-Cha High Heel PU Dance Shoes Parent B01HUG4M6O , Galaxy S7 Edge Case, BONROY Premium Soft PU Leather Crystal Bling Wallet Case Pretty Girl Pattern Design Back... Parent B078BBKCGT , VECJUNIA Mans Mesh Slip On Walking Shoes Water Shoes Parent B01F8P6WVCJust Cavalli Women's Snake Texture Quilting Fashion Sneaker Parent B00VMBBRVW , SWDZM Women Latin Dance Shoes Satin Ballroom Model-UK-259 Parent B072Q9MMK5 ,