Calvin Klein Women’s Sadi Parent Ankle Boot B07DJZCVNJ Klein Sadi Parent 209b9a0


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:

Calvin Klein Women’s Sadi Parent Ankle Boot B07DJZCVNJ Klein Sadi Parent 209b9a0 -

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


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
    Gentlemen/Ladies Think! 3-83029 Womens Booties B07F4844K5 Parent service Medium cost cheap price , Man/Woman Think! 3-83916 Womens Booties B07F47XDZV Parent Big clearance sale Known for its good quality SimpleGabor Mephisto 91.660.20 Black Leather mid-high Boot for Women B07F4BWQ9L Parent , Man/Woman Think! 3-83075 Womens Booties B07F4ND29L Parent New product First quality a wide variety of goods , Giani Bernini Womens Raiven WC Leather Closed Toe Knee High Fashion Boots Fas. B07F5P5HXD Parent , Sam Edelman Women’s Karlee Fashion Boot B07F5GPR3C ParentSam Edelman Women’s Morris Ankle Boot B07F5QQT3W ParentPaul Green Women's Boots Black Size: 4 UK B07FF1XFXL Parent , Pikolinos Women’s Bruselas W0u_i18 Ankle Boots B07FF2KG39 ParentSoftinos Isleen High Top Sneaker B07FF5M1JZ ParentCamper Peu Cami, Botin for Women B07FFCRX5R Parent , Paul Green Ankle Boot 9468 B07FF7DBPN ParentGuess Flfnc4ele10 Ankle Boots Women B07FFHLD6M Parent , Guess FLDGT4 LEA11 Boots Women B07FFJFL63 Parent , Kenneth Cole New York Women’s Reeve 2 Block Heel Bootie Ankle Boot B07FG238YB ParentBEARPAW Women's Elle Short Winter Boot (6 B(M) US, Black Smooth) B07FGDPKF4 Parent , OOG Women’s OB0544 rosa Classic Boot B07FGSDJG4 Parent , Steve Madden Daisie, Women’s Closed Toe Heels B07FGKRVNM ParentPaul Green Women's Boots Grey Grey 5.5 B07FGWV499 ParentDr. Martens 101 6 Eye Boot Navy Smooth B07FHCHC45 ParentBurton Women's Mint Black Boots B07FHD4Z6N ParentMan's/Woman's Think! 3-83917 Womens Booties B07FHLLZGB Parent service cheapest Fair price , Man's/Woman's Clamp 05ESTEVAN#002 Black/Tango Red B07FHVCSXG Parent High security a good reputation in the world Don't worry when shopping , Men's/Women's Clamp Boots 05FINCH#006 Black B07FHVDM2C Parent Customer first Year-end sale Brand feastGentlemen/Ladies Clamp 05JUBILEE#002 Black/Tango Red B07FHVG31V Parent Aesthetic appearance product quality buy onlineNVXIE Women's Ankle Short Boots Sequin Cloth Winter Pointed High Heel Nightclub Gold Large Size 42 B07FHXQPJB ParentPikolinos Daroca Womens Zip Fastening Ankle Boots B07FK1MSJ9 Parent , Sam Edelman Women’s Prina Knee High Boot B07FHXT8Y3 Parent , Man's/Woman's Mjus Women's Boots B07FK7VXS3 Parent feature Excellent performance As of the latest model ,