shoes women fashion high heels bow-knot... suede leather closed toe B075JJZ3XW pumps party work nightclub fashion sweet pearl metal heel bow-knot... B075JJZ3XW Parent 1f37ada




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:

shoes women fashion high heels bow-knot... suede leather closed toe B075JJZ3XW pumps party work nightclub fashion sweet pearl metal heel bow-knot... B075JJZ3XW Parent 1f37ada - 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
    RTRY Women's Shoes Cashmere Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Brown Black B076CKDMSD Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes Suede Fall Comfort Boots Chunky Heel Pointed Toe Zipper For Casual Brown Black B076CKFD1F Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Bowknot For Casual Army Green Black B076CKG4M8 Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes Nubuck leather PU Suede Fall Comfort Fashion Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe Mid-Calf... B076CKQZ6J Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Brown Gray Black B076CKG8R6 ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Winter Fashion Boots Boots Chunky Heel Pointed Toe Booties/Ankle Boots For Casual Khaki... B076CKMV1J Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Winter Comfort Boots Flat Heel Round Toe Booties/Ankle Boots For Casual Brown Gray Black B076CKS5SR Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Low Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Khaki Black B076CKS4GN Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Round Toe Booties/Ankle Boots Mid-Calf Boots Zipper... B076CKZNL4 ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Red Black B076CKS9VD Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes Elastic Satin Fall Combat Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Round Toe For Casual Black B076CLG239 ParentRTRY Women's Shoes Cashmere Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Pointed Toe Zipper For Casual Red Gray Black B076CLJMSF ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe Zipper For Casual Red Black B076CLHVJ7 Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Block Heel Round Toe Sequin For Casual Black B076CLM8W5 ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Pointed Toe Tassel For Casual Black B076CLTPHJ ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Booties/Ankle Boots For Casual Black B076CLM8WM Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes Suede Winter Combat Boots Boots Flat Heel Round Toe For Casual Army Green Black B076CLYBJ7 ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe Zipper For Casual Red Beige Black B076CLYB9S Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Champagne Red Black B076CMD97L ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Winter Combat Boots Boots Flat Heel Booties/Ankle Boots For Casual Almond Black White B076CMJFCX ParentRTRY Women's Shoes Rubber Fall Combat Boots Boots Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe For Outdoor Light Brown Red Black B076CMNZ61 Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes Rubber Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe For Outdoor Black B076CMPB8M Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes Suede Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Beading For Casual Green Brown Black B076CNKF8K Parent , RTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Brown Black B076CNXQ5D ParentRTRY Women's Shoes Cashmere Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Dark Green Gray Black B076CNY4LT ParentRTRY Women's Shoes Cashmere Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Bowknot For Casual Red Black B076CNY4RJ ParentRTRY Women's Shoes PU Fall Combat Boots Boots Chunky Heel Round Toe Zipper Pom-pom For Casual Burgundy Black B076CPRBZC ParentRTRY Women's Shoes Suede Fall Combat Boots Boots Low Heel Round Toe Zipper For Casual Burgundy Camel Black B076CPRBZV Parent9cm Chunkly Heel 3cm Thick Platform Lita Boots Martin Boots Women Handsome Round Toe Rivets Ankle Straps Belt... B076FRK36R Parent ,