Bloch 232 20389 Pink Debut Satin Ballet B00BJL66I4 11s B Fitting 232 Narrow Parent B00BJL66I4 e3fdb56




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:

Bloch 232 20389 Pink Debut Satin Ballet B00BJL66I4 11s B Fitting 232 Narrow Parent B00BJL66I4 e3fdb56 - 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
    NIKE Air Force 1 Hi Premium Suede Women's Shoes Parent B00IFOQXZONIKE Air Force 1 Hi PRM, Women’s Closed-Toe Parent B00UNIRLWE , Nike Air Force 1 Hi PRM Suede womens basketball-shoes Parent B00UNJ0FBC , Men's/Women's Gioseppo 31001, Women’s Trainers Parent B072HW8V24 selling price modern Great choiceEasy Spirit Women’s Explorie Sneaker Parent B07C9LMCYG , Ippon Vintage Captain-Light, Women’s Low Parent B073T2ZPN9 , Skechers USA Womens Breathe-Easy - Relaxation Low-Top Trainers Parent B00CYBIPLO , Puma Women’s Fierce Camo Cross-Trainer Shoe Parent B01A6NWG8O , Puma 48 Mid Cv, Unisex Adults’ Hi-Top Sneakers Parent B00PAIKCQYMr/Ms Kappa Women’s Dahlia Trainers Parent B07791RP79 Many varieties Quality First Different goodsZHZNVX Women's Shoes PU(Polyurethane) Fall D'Orsay & Two-Piece Heels Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe Black/Green / Pink Parent B07GR5XRPPadidas Women’s Stan Smith W Fitness Shoes Parent B07744BVVT , Eastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 34 7cm Heel Heel Parent B0716WT5FYEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 40 5.5cm Heel Parent B0719H9HTWEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 36 5.5cm Heel Parent B071HT4VRYEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 37 7cm Heel Heel Parent B071HT5V2SEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 40 7cm Heel Heel Parent B071S5YBM7Eastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 36 7cm Heel Heel Parent B071VRCMFHEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 38 5.5cm Heel Parent B071VRCNML , Eastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 39 5.5cm Heel Parent B071Z63861 , Eastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 39 7cm Heel Heel Parent B07232WQ4HEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 37 5.5cm Heel Parent B07232WR2FEastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 38 7cm Heel Heel Parent B0725NNN5C , Eastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 35 7cm Heel Heel Parent B0725NNTMY , Eastlion Ballroom Salsa Tango Shoes Latin Dance Shoes Dance Sandals for Women Practice,Apricot 34 5.5cm Heel Parent B072BV9QV4K-Swiss Performance Ks Fw X Lite-Black/Bright White/Griffin-m, Women’s Multisport Outdoor Shoes Parent B00L3LOUNI , Women‘s Shoes Sneaker Breathable Casual Trainers Damping Athletic Shoes Lightweight Knit Trainers Shoes,black... Parent B07HGQTB7Z , SYW Ladies sports shoes women's shoes casual shoes and winter low and comfortable women's shoes. Parent B07J6GG5NM , Vans Sk8-hi, Unisex Adults’ Hi-Top Sneakers, Red (Canvas/Cordovan/True White), 10 UK (44.5 EU) Parent B013PU59RA ,