Ladies sandals, extra high B07F6C3TZW heels, sandals, Rome waterproof extra stage, women's shoes, rivets and sandals,black,Thirty-nine B07F6C3TZW Parent 63ddf96




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:

Ladies sandals, extra high B07F6C3TZW heels, sandals, Rome waterproof extra stage, women's shoes, rivets and sandals,black,Thirty-nine B07F6C3TZW Parent 63ddf96 - 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
    Sexy Cut Out Transparent High Heel Shoes Women's Peep Toe Stiletto Sandals Back Zipper Pumps Ladies Club Nightclub... B07FJM97W7 ParentWomen's sandals, high heels, women's shoes, leisure fish mouth sandals B07FJMRF7M Parent , XIAOLONGY Summer New Small White Shoes Fashion Casual Soft Bottom Shoes Mother Shoes Ladies Small Leather Shoes... B07FJPP83Q ParentLadies sandals fashion sandals bride wedding shoes big size sandals B07FJN4KGT Parent , XIAOLONGY Summer New Ladies Leather Women's Shoes Korean Fashion Women's Shoes Casual Shoes Small Shoes Flat Shoes B07FJQPTST ParentXIAOLONGY Women's Fashion Korean Sandals Slippers Women's Summer Fashion Wear Knitted Latest Casual Shoes Women's... B07FJQ1VTB Parent , XIAOLONGY New Couple Summer Breathable Personality Hole Shoes Ladies Fashion Trend Non-slip Sandals B07FJQRVG5 Parent , XIAOLONGY New Summer Women's Sandals Bow Hollow Women's Shoes Low With Striped Baotou Fashion Women's Shoes Wild B07FJR1CGW ParentYUBIN Sandals Women Flat Fashion Simple Student Wild Mid Heel Open Toe Women's Shoes (Color : White, Size : 37) B07FKFN21D ParentWomen's sandals, fish mouth sandals, sexy high heel sandals, rough and sequins sandals, night club shoes. B07FKF1NMN ParentYUBIN Sandals Women Flat Simple Genuine Leather Flat Heel Thick Bottom Mid Heel Wild Student Women's Shoes (Color... B07FKGLW4P ParentYUBIN Wedge Women's Sandals Sexy High Heel Genuine Leather One-button Strap Waterproof Platform Thick Bottom Wild... B07FKGK2VT ParentYUBIN Sandals Women Velcro Wild Comfortable Wedge Leisure Soft Bottom Genuine Leather Women's Shoes (Color : B... B07FKJKKLZ Parent , YUBIN sandals Genuine Leather Thick bottom Female Comfortable Wild flat mid heel Simple Non-slip Women's shoes... B07FKJ84JG ParentCITWW Women's Sandals Summer Fashion Women's Shoes With Breathable Sandals Diamond Platform Sandals And Slippers B07FLS2WS2 ParentHBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Slope Heel Shoes Hanging Beads Sandals Rome National Slope And. B07FLV73SJ Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Summer Thick Bottom Sandals Outside Leather Flat Sandals Beach Slippers Antiskid... B07FLVMB4Q ParentHBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Summer Lady Sandals Bohemia B07FLVMC7G Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Summer Sandals Diamond Bottomed Sandals Bohemia Beach Shoes Ladies B07FM3BKYD Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable Fish Mouth Sandals Summer 8Cm High Heel Thick Muffin Bottom Ladies Shoes. B07FM4ZL4R Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Women'S Sandals With Sharp Head And Shallow Fashion With A Pair Of High-Heeled... B07FM7FXMC Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Rome'S Bow Tie Thick With Mom'S Fish Mouth Sandals Summer B07FM7X71Q Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Diamond Shoes Pointed Shoes With Low Baotou Sandals Bright Side Heels. B07FM846F9 ParentHBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Fashionable Bohemia Sandals Flower Flat Women Shoes B07FM89LD3 ParentHBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Fashionable Bohemia Sandals Flower Flat Shoes B07FM8B4GW ParentHBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/High Heeled Sandals Summer Fish Mouths Printed Waterproof Table. B07FM8BNZV Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Ladies Cool Slippers Summer Toe Sandals Antiskid Thick Bottomed Middle Beach B07FM8P7P2 ParentHBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Summer Student Fashion Velcro Rome Beach Sandals Women Skid Proof B07FM8Q4CQ Parent , HBDLH Women's shoes/Breathable/Summer Sandals Sandals Flat Sweet Flowers Princess Shoes B07FM8RRHC Parent