Familizo Clearance Fashion Women's Parent Buckle 30220 Shoes Buckle Shallow Mouth Casual Single Shoes Ladies Thick Heel Shoes for... B07GH55N6X Parent d4e2503




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:

Familizo Clearance Fashion Women's Parent Buckle 30220 Shoes Buckle Shallow Mouth Casual Single Shoes Ladies Thick Heel Shoes for... B07GH55N6X Parent d4e2503 - 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
    Women Shoes, Bestoppen Fashion Women Ladies Ankle High Heels Peep Toe Wedges Block Party Singel Shoes B07GZPFZ3B ParentBESTOPPEN women shoes Women Shoes, Platform Wedge Sandals Ankle Strap Peep Toe High Heel Shoes B07GZQRS7X ParentWomen Shoes, Bestoppen Women Ladies Autumn Shoes Fashion Ankle Solid Tassels Leather Romon Single Shoes B07GZNMT5F ParentWomen Sport Shoes, Bestoppen Flying Woman Gril Shoes Air Cushion Sneakers Student Net Running Shoes for Women... B07H2GTD4H ParentWomen Sandals, Bestoppen Women Vintage Out Shoes Round Toe Platform Flat Heel Buckle Strap Casual Shoes B07GZQ8LZH Parent , Women Sport Shoes, Bestoppen Women Fashion Mesh Round Cross Straps Flat Casual Sneakers Running Shoes Casual Shoes B07H2HSQKS ParentFashion Women Shoes, Bestoppen Women Round Head Breathable Leisure Sports Canvas Sports Shoes Shake Shoes for... B07H2HNQH3 Parent , Clearance Bestoppen Womens Ladies Fluffy Faux Fur Flat Slipper Flip Flop Sandal Shoes for Women Ladies B07H2JNQMZ Parent , Fashion Women Shoes, Bestoppen Women Casual Wedges Soft Bottom Outdoor Leisure Lightweight Peas Boat Shoes Strappy... B07H2HRCQ6 Parent , Clearance 2018 Bestoppen Women's Ladies Shoes Flat Bowknot Slip On Sneakers Fashion Girls Casual Shoes for Women... B07H2K8XDC Parent , Clearance 2018 Bestoppen Ladies Women's Shoes Fashion Beard Striped Sneakers Flat Casual White Shoes for Women... B07H2JKR58 ParentWomen Sport Shoes, Bestoppen Increased Net Shoe Women Casual Shoes Breathable Mesh Slope Thick Platform Shoes... B07H2L7MJB Parent , Clearance 2018 Bestoppen Women Leather Fashion Ballet Flats Shoes Slip On Loafers Boat Shoes Moccasins for Women... B07H2L6DZR Parent , HeelzSoHigh Ladies Blue Kitten-Heel Open-Toe Strappy Comfy Summer Sandals Shoes Sizes 2-8 B07H2PKMXV Parent , HeelzSoHigh Ladies Beige Peep-Toe Platform Stiletto Strappy Sandals Shoes Pumps Sizes 3-7 B07H2PHHSJ Parent , HeelzSoHigh Ladies Dolcis Viennese Pink Peep-Toe Sandals Clog Wedge Platform Pumps Shoes Sizes 3-8 B07H2PLWFM Parent , Ladies Blue Purple Peep-Toe Slingback Block Heel Prom Sandals Shoes Sizes 2-7 B07H2PQH2K ParentHeelzSoHigh Ladies Leopard Kitten-Heel Open-Toe Strappy Comfy Summer Sandals Shoes Sizes 2-8 B07H2PYFFF ParentLadies Flat Black Open-Toe Gladiator T-Bar Sandals Summer Pumps Shoes Sizes 3-8 B07H2PXL3T ParentHeelzSoHigh Ladies Flat Black Tie-Up Ankle Sandals Flip-Flop Summer Open Toe Shoes Sizes 3-8 B07H2Q4QR9 ParentHeelzSoHigh Ladies Black Elegant Evening Strappy Open-Toe Sandals Formal Shoes Sizes 3-7 B07H2PYMPJ Parent , HeelzSoHigh Womens Bronze Evening Wedding Bridal Diamante Sandals Bridesmaid Prom Shoes Sizes 3-8 B07H2QK7P1 Parent , HeelzSoHigh Ladies Flat Tan Open-Toe Summer Walking T-Bat Comfy Flat Walking Sandals Shoes Sizes 3-8 B07H2Q5WCN Parent , Ladies Block Heel Peeptoe Fringe Summer Smart Sandals Shoes Sizes 3-8 B07H2QLC9N ParentWomen Roman Sandals, Familizo New Women's Retro Fish Mouth One-Shaped Sandals Ladies Fashion Cross Straps Flat... B07H384XQK ParentWomen Roman Sandals, Familizo Summer Autumn Women Sandals Fashion Wild Flat Bottom Cross Open Toe Strap Sexy Beach... B07H39354N ParentRiou Women Ladies Slip On Flat Sandals Casual Shoes Solid Fashion Loafer1 B07H3P99FR Parent , Riou Women's Shoes Platform Ladies Sandals Ankle Strap Peep Toe High Heel Graceful Shoes B07H3VRQKG Parent , Riou Women's Ladaies Fashion Solid Hollow Out Flat Silp On Sole Roman Casual Shoes B07H3S2LGD Parent