MINITOO Ladies Poited 30265 Toe Pearl 8 Beading White B0755GRYF4 Bridal Wedding Flats Comfortable Dress Shoes UK 8 B0755GRYF4 Parent bb44965




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:

MINITOO Ladies Poited 30265 Toe Pearl 8 Beading White B0755GRYF4 Bridal Wedding Flats Comfortable Dress Shoes UK 8 B0755GRYF4 Parent bb44965 - 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
    Aisun Women's Casual Comfy Round Toe Buckled Chunky Low Heels Ankle T Strap Court Shoes B075CN8RTP ParentAisun Women's Chic Kitten Heels Low Cut Pumps Court Shoes B075CLHQ35 Parent , MINITOO Ladies Flowers Soft Slip-on White Satin Wedding Evening Party Dress Ballet Flats UK 7.5 B0755HNRHY Parent , Aisun Women's Sexy Rhinestone Pointy Toe Platform High Chunky Heels Buckle Strap Court Shoes B075CM78F5 ParentBIGTREE Elegant Women Dress Pumps Court Shoes Silk Pointed Toe High Heels Shoes Slip B075CGWD1R Parent , Aisun Women's Trendy Pointed Toe Velcro Platform High Chunky Heels Court Shoes B075CMFG1Q Parent , MINITOO Ladies Poited Toe Pearl Beading White Bridal Wedding Flats Comfortable Dress Shoes UK 2.5 B0755HP54G Parent , Aisun Women's Casual Bowknot Round Toe Buckled Dress Chunky Low Heels Ankle Strap Court Shoes B075CMLHQ7 Parent , Minitoo Ladies Poited Toe Beaded Satin Wedding Dress Ballet Flats B0755HSSZC Parent , Aisun Women's Bowknot Buckled Round Toe Low Cut Block Low Heels Ankle Strap Court Shoes B075CMLHTC Parentfereshte Ladies Women's Square-Toe Low Chunky Heel Classic Kitten Heels Slip On Pumps Court Shoes B075DDZBGN Parent , Taupe Botín Heels with Flower Embroidery on The Back. Heel Height 8 cm. B075DGSBBN ParentAisun Women's Dressy Rivet Three Buckles Kitten Heels Pumps Court Shoes B075F49WMD ParentAisun Women's Chic Classic Gladiator Faux Suede Buckled Pumps Court Shoes B075FP9QF4 Parent , Aisun Women's Sexy Round Toe Glitter High Stiletto Heel Platform Slip on Pumps Shoes B075FQYWQ1 Parent , Sexy peep toe simple sandals all-match rough simple pumps women square high heels shoes BAOK-b352 B075FRGFQN ParentNEW woman High heels shoes Ladies Sexy Pointed Toe pumps Buckle nude heels dress wedding shoes B075FRTPS6 Parent , Salabobo 1071 ladies Rhinestone OL Comfort Work Wedding Bride Bridesmaid Party Job Pointed Toe Stiletto Cone Heeled... B075FS4SG7 Parent , INC International Concepts Womens ZADDE Pointed Toe Ankle Wrap Slide Flats B075G3RPQN ParentAnne Michelle Womens/Ladies Mid Heel Eyelets X Vamp Shoes B075G73W9R ParentEasemax Women's Chic High Stiletto Heel Pointy Toe Low Top Slip On Court Shoes B075HVXP76 ParentEasemax Women's Chic Pointed Toe Slip On Low Top High Stiletto Court Shoes B075HXFMBP Parent , Salabobo 1070 ladies OL Comfort Work Wedding Bride Bridesmaid Party Job Pointed Toe Stiletto Cone Heeled Satin... B075JFHTV7 Parent , fereshte Ladies Women's Ankle Strap Super high Heels Platform Pump Stiletto Party Dress Heel B075JFWB2M ParentCHMILE CHAU Sexy Party Women Pumps Stiletto Iron High Heel Pointed Toe Bowknot Ladies Courts Shoes B075JTTB23 ParentMen's/Women's Office Hamper Glitter Heels B075L11NVQ Parent Elegant and sturdy set meal New products in 2018 classic styleAIYOUMEI Damen SPITZ Knöchelriemchen Stiletto Pumps MIT Strasssteine und 8.5cm Absatz Bequem Wildleder Schuhe B075LBFQ3L ParentKaren Scott Womens Kaydan Cap Toe Classic Pumps B075LDCZ5V Parent , RTRY Women'S Heels Comfort Summer Pu Dress Stiletto Heel Silver Gold 2In-2 3/4In B075MB6XGR Parent ,