YMFIE European-style matching pointed satin color matching mouth stiletto stiletto heels elegant temperament shallow mouth single shoes... B07GPZPK7J Parent 194b267




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:

YMFIE European-style matching pointed satin color matching mouth stiletto stiletto heels elegant temperament shallow mouth single shoes... B07GPZPK7J Parent 194b267 - 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
    LY High-Heeled Shoes with Fine Stilettos B07H2DZG3R ParentLY Pointed High-Heeled Shoes with Fine Women'S Shoes B07H2DWX4X Parent , LY Pointed High-Heeled Shoes with Gradient Sequins with Single Shoes B07H2DZVKC ParentLY High-Heeled Shoes with Pointed Crystal Women'S Shoes B07H2F3BSX ParentLY High Heels Pointed Fashion Women'S Shoes B07H2F8Q2Y ParentLY High-Heeled Shoes Rhinestone Tipped Shoes with Shoes B07H2FF675 ParentLY High-Heeled Shoes with Pointed Crystals B07H2FKNZ3 Parent , LY High-Heeled Shoes with Fine Shallow Shoes Elegant Professional Pointed Women'S Shoes B07H2FKYP7 ParentLY High-Heeled High-Heeled Shoes with Pointed Women'S Shoes B07H2FM59Q ParentLY High-Heeled Pointed Suede Single Shoes Fine with Shallow Mouth Women'S Singles Shoes B07H2FQFXF Parent , LY High-Heeled Shoes with Fine Pointed Shoes B07H2FQFYC ParentHCBYJ High heels Crystal wedding shoes ladies 5.5CM high heels ladies sequins silver diamond shoes pointed fashion... B07H3VH67V Parent , HCBYJ High heels Women's high heels embroidered pointed women's shoes dress shoes ladies thin heel shoes single... B07H3VLMJQ ParentHYW Shoes-Spring Women 'S High-Heeled Shoes, High Heels, Pointed Pointed Diamonds, Ladies Shallow Mouth Fashion... B07H5HXKVP Parent , HCBYJ High heels Rhinestone high heel ladies pointed high heels crystal bling silver shoes high heels shallow... B07H3VRKVX ParentHYW Shoes-Banquet High Heels Western Shoes Spring Sequins with High Shoes with Wild Wedding Shoes Female B07H5J1Z3X ParentHYW Shoes-Large Size Crystal Wedding Shoes Rhinestone Heels Fine with Pointed Shoes Dinner Dress Shoes B07H5J51VV ParentHYW Shoes-Embroidered Red Chinese Wedding Shoes Female Fine with Waterproof Crystal Diamond Single Shoes Pointed... B07H5JRTF6 Parent , HYW Shoes-Sexy Fashion Shoes Pointed High Heels Shoes Shoes B07H5L25QP Parent , Zxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Ballerina Ankle Strap Wedding Shoes Flat Heel Pointed Toe Open Toe B07H6MF48W Parent , Zxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Basic Pump Wedding Shoes Kitten Heel Pointed Toe Rhinestone Flat Heel Peep Toe B07H6KSVCN ParentZxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Basic Pump Wedding Shoes Kitten Heel Cone Heel Low Heel Pointed Toe Satin B07H6MRPWF ParentZxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Wedding Shoes Flat Heel Pointed Toe Rhinestone Sparkling Glitter Ivory Party... B07H6N1FRW Parent , Zxstz Women's Shoes Satin Ankle Strap Basic Pump Wedding Shoes Cone Heel Low Heel Stiletto Heel B07H6N8JQR Parent , Zxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Basic Pump Ankle Strap Wedding Shoes Kitten Heel Cone Heel Low Heel Pointed... B07H6NH2SS Parent , Zxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Basic Pump Ankle Strap Wedding Shoes Kitten Heel Cone Heel Low Heel B07H6NCLYK ParentZxstz Women's Shoes Satin Comfort Basic Pump Wedding Shoes Kitten Heel Cone Heel Low Heel Pointed B07H6P8VBQ ParentZxstz Women's Pumps Satin Sweet Wedding Shoes Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe Satin Flower Ivory Party & Evening B07H6QC8TX Parent , Zxstz Women's Shoes Satin Ankle Strap Basic Pump Comfort Wedding Shoes Cone Heel Low Heel Stiletto Heel Pointed... B07H6QC8TL Parent