Women High Fancy Black Boots Fancy Costume nhta-30207 Dress Halloween Shoes Cosplay Costume Accessories B07DLXFQVM Parent c6bcd64




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:

Women High Fancy Black Boots Fancy Costume nhta-30207 Dress Halloween Shoes Cosplay Costume Accessories B07DLXFQVM Parent c6bcd64 - 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
    Decollete' High Bow Plateau Black Suede/Grey/Blue B07F3ZCK3L ParentPikolinos Santander Womens Ankle Boots B07F5Z9QFV Parent , HEROES CESARE PACIOTTI Decollete' Medium Toe Black Calf Buckles Metal Brunitw Allac Ankle B07F4682XX Parent , NVXIE Women's Ankle Short Leather Boots Locomotive Winter Pointed Toe Black Chunky High Heel Belt Buckle Gray... B07F672PQ7 Parent , Ankle Boots Women Sexy Pointed Toe Genuine Leather Novel Mid Heel Studded Chelsea Boots Ladies Pumps B07F62F7GM Parent , NVXIE Womens Ankle Boots Rough Heel Non-slip Artificial PU Back zipper Black Fall Winter Outdoor B07F67KV1Z Parent , NVXIE Women's Ladies Short Boots Rough High Heel Square head Artificial PU Suede Bow tie Brown Black Fall Winter... B07F6839HF Parent , NVXIE Women Short Boots Stiletto High Heel Pointed Toe Suede Rivet Black Red Fall Winter Party Work B07F68CS79 Parent , NVXIE Womens Boots Stiletto High Heel Pointed Toe Scrub Metal Chain Black Brown Fall Winter Party Work B07F69M7QJ Parent , NVXIE Women's Ladies Short Boots Rough High Heel Pointed Toe Artificial PU Belt Buckle Black Red White Fall Winter... B07F69JZDB Parent , NVXIE Women's Short Boots New Leisure Round head Low Rough Heel Genuine Leather Scrub Thick Bottom Martin Boots... B07F69DDR7 Parent , NVXIE Womens Short Boots Rough High Heel Pointed Toe Artificial PU Rivets Fight Color Fall Winter Party Work B07F68CT33 Parent , NVXIE Women's Short Boots New Leisure Round head Low Rough Heel Scrub Buckle Martin Boots Black Khaki Spring Fall... B07F69QRLZ Parent , NVXIE Women's Short Boots Martin Boots Round head Thick Bottom Strappy Scrub Genuine Leather Camouflage Spring... B07F6C8SM3 Parent , NVXIE Womens Snow Boots Down Cloth waterproof Leisure Comfortable Keep Warm Flat Non-slip Black White Red Fall... B07F6D266W Parent , Wellgift Halloween Izuku Shoes Cosplay Anime Red PU Boots for Men & Women Fancy Dress Costume Clothing Accessories B07F6FXPGP Parent , NVXIE Women's Long Snow Boots Over Knee Boot Space cotton Down Plus Cashmere Warm Black Blue Fall Winter Outdoor B07F6HDYT6 Parent , Emu Australia Women's Baden (W11512) Ankle Boots, Chestnut, UK 5 B07F6XYP4C Parent , Emu Australia Women's Baden (W11512) Ankle Boots, Black, UK 9 B07F6NY93D ParentNVXIE Womens Snow Boots Leisure Comfortable Flat Non-slip Artificial PU waterproof Black Fall Winter Outdoor B07F6D265Y Parent , Tamaris 1-25034-21 515 Ladies Lipstick Red Leather Ankle Boot B07F7NTDFM ParentNVXIE Womens Knee High Snow Boots Denim Camouflage Leisure Comfortable Keep Warm Flat Thick bottom Non-slip Fall... B07F6HDYTG Parent , Men/Women Remonte D6873 Womens Booties B07F7PHJ8Z Parent Cheap auction Very good color , Gentlemen/Ladies Mustang 1265-515 Womens Booties B07F988VHY Parent New Listing Settlement Price various kindsGentleman/Lady s.Oliver Women's Boots B07F8WLLXM Parent Comfortable feeling Known for its good quality At an affordable price , Remonte Dorndorf Women's Black Leather Low Heel Ankle Boot B07F892T9W Parent , SALSA Leather boots with plaque details B07F9D58YV Parent , Mr/Ms Mustang 1284-603 Womens Booties B07F9DPCCX Parent service Online Seasonal hot sale , Jana Woman Boots Bordeaux red, (Bordeaux) 8-8-25347-21/549 B07FBBK8TJ Parent