Angkorly Women's Thong Fashion 21668 Shoes Sandals Fashion Espadrilles - Platform - Shiny - Thong - Buckle Wedge Platform 4.5 cm B01N9XWVY1 Parent 0651fa3




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:

Angkorly Women's Thong Fashion 21668 Shoes Sandals Fashion Espadrilles - Platform - Shiny - Thong - Buckle Wedge Platform 4.5 cm B01N9XWVY1 Parent 0651fa3 - 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
    Outgobuy Womens Fisherman Sandals Flat Ankle Buckle Gladiator Thong Flip Flop Casual Summer Shoes B07D9C46C8 Parent , Carolbar Women's Western Peep Toe High Heel Platform Zip Casual Sandals B06XZ2MFCD ParentCrocs Swiftwater Sandal, Women’s Sport Sandal B071JFQZJN Parent , Satin Ivory Diamante Mid Heel Wedding Sandals Bridal Prom Shoes B011OK1F9O Parent , Angkorly Women's Fashion Shoes Sandals Espadrilles - Platform - Cord Wedge Platform 11.5 cm B06X1B3V59 ParentTomwell Womens Sandals Summer Wedge Heel Espadrilles Party Shoes Stylish Rivet Roman Sandals Casual Holiday Fashion... B07F2WSY9W Parent , Man's/Woman's Fila Drifter Sliders B07CWK8D1V Parent Various goods Comfortable touch Shopping promotion , Women Summer Sandals Bohemia Beach Flat T-Strap Rhinestone Shoes B079Z4VMLS Parent , Donalworld Women Summer Beach Shoes T Strap Bow Pearl Flip Flops Wedges Platform Sandals B00VURO9UY Parent , Unze Ladies Women ‘in-Focus' Glossy Pointy Toe Sling-Back Low Mid Heel Evening Dinner Party Carnival Get-Together... B06XTV72V3 Parent , Angkorly Women's Fashion Shoes Sandals Ankle Boots - Booty - Bi Material - Gladiator - Platform - Buckle - Multi... B079JVB98Y ParentCarolbar Women's Stiletto Rhinestones Dress Sandals B01EF39BKM Parent , Gentleman/Lady Guess Women’s Enzy3 Sandal B077GJD5SW Parent Reasonable price fashionable Recommended today , Angkorly Women's Fashion Shoes Sandals - Ankle Strap - Ruffle - Thong Block High Heel 8.5 cm B07B9K2862 ParentRaider Chanclas Ipanema Charm V, Unisex Adults' Beach & Pool Beach & Pool Shoes B078213R1L Parent , Mrs Duberess Women's Comfort Slipper, Ladies Summer Slip-ONS Flat Sandals Vintage Summer Sandals Bakcless Slip... B07C2M5B1D ParentBATA Women’s 764309 Sling Back Sandals B078K59B3P Parent , Jo & Joe Ladies Faux Leather Peep Toe Sling Back T-Bar Flower Fashion Flat Diamante Flip Flop Sandals Size 3-8 B06XFXCGPD Parent , Ladies Northwest Brown Adventure Walking Hook and Loop Sports Sandals Sizes 3 4 5 6 7 8 B071NFDSFH ParentLadies Womens Diamante Mesh Crossover Evening Sandals Shoes B071RVQH1J ParentChic Feet Ladies Womens Silver Diamante Low Wedge Heel Dressy Holiday Party Evening Shoes Sandals B00GWTBOQC Parent , Carolbar Women's Elegant Sexy Pointed Toe High Heel Stiletto Dress Sandals B07BGWPK8C Parent , ZOEREA Ladies Sandals Peep Toe T-Strap Bohemia Women Shoe Summer Beach Holiday B07BRDYGPK ParentAPTRO Women's Rhinestone Clip Toe Summer Slipper Sandals B00VHFEL0M ParentNew Look Women’s Fifi 5151793 Open-Toe Sandals B01MYESLPW ParentAngkorly Women's Fashion Shoes Sandals - Ankle Strap - Gladiator - Jewelry - Flowers - Embroidered Flat Heel 1.5 cm B079Y5GBJK Parent , Loud Look Womens Ladies Ankle Strap Espadrilles Platform Shoes Mid Heel Wedge Sandals Size 3-8 B07F65HT3L ParentMaxMuxun Womens Flat Glitter Beaded Slider Mules Flip Flops Slipper Sandals B01MT2SV1X Parent , Angkorly Women's Fashion Shoes Sandals - Ankle Strap - Rhinestone - Multi Straps Block High Heel 10 cm B07BLL881W Parent