Ladies Hollow Court High Pointed Heel Sexy Cross Straps Pointed B07DRH4NGB Close Toe Sandals Stiletto Wedding Pump Bar Party Court Shoes B07DRH4NGB Parent 1e13afc


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 Hollow Court High Pointed Heel Sexy Cross Straps Pointed B07DRH4NGB Close Toe Sandals Stiletto Wedding Pump Bar Party Court Shoes B07DRH4NGB Parent 1e13afc -

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
    WKNBEU Ladies Pointed Toe Black White Leather Work Office Formal Stiletto High Heel Slip-On Shoes For Lady B07DT2K8LV Parent , YLLHX Women's shoes Bridal High heel Dress Dinner Pointed fairy sandals Shallow mouth Single Princess spring summer... B07DT3DMKS ParentWKNBEU Ladies Pointed Toe Black Leather Dancing Party Wedding Stiletto High Heel Slip-On Shoes For Lady B07DT59LFD Parent , WKNBEU Spring Ladies Black 7cm Mid Heel Pointed Toe Work Stiletto High Heels Court Shoes Ladies Straps Wedding... B07DT3TBJB Parent , YLLHX Women's shoes Bridal Crystal High heel Dress Dinner Pointed fairy sandals Shallow single mouth Princess... B07DT75M7B Parent , YLLHX Women's shoes Bridal Bridesmaid High heel Dress Dinner Pointed Rhinestone fairy sandals Single Princess... B07DT874MG Parent , WKNBEU Women Black Leather Round Toe Leather Stiletto High Heels Court Shoes Ladies Wedding Prom Party Bridal... B07DT95P5P Parent , Xue Qiqi Court shoes Shallow mouth with a single shoes small square thick with women's shoes solid color suede... B07DW3Y9BM Parent , Xue Qiqi Court shoes Round flat shoes female shallow mouth flat with comfortable casual shoes retro wild female B07DW5LB72 Parent , JingSen LFD Spring Korean High Heel Thick with Pointed Shallow Mouth Fashion Shoes B07DWYB44M ParentQIDI Women's Shoes Casual Breathable Rubber Fashion Printing Single Shoes (Color : T-1, Size : EU35/UK3) B07DY128V3 Parent , Women's Kitten Heel Fashion Pointed Toe Court Shoes Pumps For Wedding Party Dress Stiletto Slip On Shoes B07DYTBDR7 ParentWomen's Shoes Summer Closed Toe Light Fashion Bow Stiletto High Heels Dress Pumps For Ladies Work Formal B07DYV3KNF Parent , Womens Ladies High Heel Party Prom Court Shoes Stiletto Shallow Sandals For Girls Night Club Pumps 9cm B07DYVB5B7 Parent , KPHY in Spring and Summer 7Cm High-Heeled Shoes Fine Heels Women's Shoes Bow Tie Pointed Shoes Single Shoes Women's... B07DYWYK7R Parent , GTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/in The Early Spring Super High Heels 12Cm Night Waterproofing Fine Professional... B07DZ3LP8L ParentGTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/Crossover Bandage 16Cm High Heel Thin Heel Single Shoe Waterproof Stage Stage Shoes. B07DZ3WXPM Parent , GTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/in Autumn Single Shoes Fine Heels Pointed Shoes Casual Shoes Middle Heels Color... B07DZ4SDBL ParentGTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/Spring Super High Heels 14Cm Night Clubs Waterproof Tables Sexy Fine Heel Bow Tie... B07DZ54THS ParentGTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/Spring Super High Heel Shoes 12Cm Fine with Night Waterproof Platform Sexy Color... B07DZ65ZZ9 Parent , GTVERNH Women's shoes/fashion/9Cm High Heels Spring Thin Chain Pointed Shallow Sexy Single Shoes Leather Wild. B07DZ5K7DS Parent , GTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/Spring Single Shoes Female 12Cm High Heels Pointed Thin Waterproof Sexy Night Club... B07DZ6LVC2 ParentWomens Spring Summer Pointed Toe Plaid Slingback Dress Court Shoes Sandals Stiletto Fashion Ladies Sexy Bow Pumps B07DZ6CRFN Parent , GTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/in Spring 10Cm High Heels Single Shoes are Suitable for Foot Width Fat and Thick... B07DZ83DWQ ParentGTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/in Spring Super High Heels 12Cm Night Clubs Waterproof Platforms Sexy Fine Professional... B07DZ8WQ1S ParentGTVERNH Women's Shoes/Fashion/in Spring 12Cm High Heels Single Shoes Super Fashionable Fine and Fashionable Middle-Aged... B07DZ9JLRL ParentGTVERNH Women's shoes/fashion/9Cm High Heel Shoes Thin Heels Water Drill Pointed Head Single Shoe Shallow Mouth... B07DZD7JSK Parent , JingSen LFD Spring Korean High Heel Thick with Pointed Fashion Shoes Shoes B07F1TTPM3 ParentKitten Heel Fashion Women Closed Toe Stiletto Sandals For Ladies Work Pumps Porm Court Shoes B07F1T43CR Parent