Top Ten Places For Halloween In Japan

Halloween in Japan is going down and it’s jumped in popularity over the past handful of years where it used draw the attention of a few hundred to well over 100,000 in Tokyo. So if you happen to be in Japan right now and are wondering where to go to see the Halloween sights for 2017, then look no further, we have you covered.

1. Shibuya
We’ve mentioned Halloween before in previous posts but it really is an amazing place to check out the Halloween cosplay and fun that the locals get up to. It’s chockfull of people wearing crazy outfits and even more outlandish make up. Here’s a look at Halloween in Shibuya:

Map: https://goo.gl/xH15B6

Date (unofficial): 30th October 2017

2. Ikebukuo Halloween Cosplay Festival
We recently ran a post about this very event, in case you missed it you can give it a look right here. Suffice to say that it’s another fun filled event which be loaded full of Halloween antics.

Map: https://goo.gl/7fFas8

Date: 28&29 October 2017

Time: 10:00–18:00

Website: http://ikebukurocosplay.jp/ (Japanese)

3. Roppongi Halloween Parade
This will be a huge event as Roppongi is actually one of the first places in Tokyo that started the whole Halloween craze in the first place so no doubt they’ll be throwing a massive party! There’s parades, heaps of food stalls, cosplay, live music and loads more!

Map: https://goo.gl/BsE7CR

Date: 22nd October 2017

Website: http://6hallo.com/

4. Kawasaki Halloween 2017
Kawasaki will be throwing a massive shindig with cosplay comps, food stalls, live music and a dance party. The theme this year is “LOVE & JOY!” which pretty much sums up the night.

Map: https://goo.gl/T7fu4z

Date: 29th October 2017

Time: 14:30~16:00

Website: http://lacittadella.co.jp.e.aan.hp.transer.com/halloween/

5. Tokyo Tower Halloween Night Fantasia
Even famous landmark Tokyo Tower gets into the act and festivities by throwing a massive event. The tower itself will be decked out in Halloween themed art and NAKED will be supplying an impressive digital art projection. There’s also free costume hire so you really don’t have an excuse to join in.

Map: https://goo.gl/6djfUJ

Date:~31st October 2017

Hours:18:00~22:50 (projection mapping)

Website: https://www.tokyotower.co.jp/en.html

6. Odaiba Fireworks 2017 & Halloween Beach Festival
If you want to see Halloween in with a bit more bang then Odaiba has you covered as they’ll be having a fireworks display as well to light up the sky. The fireworks show will be synchronised to music while having stunning Rainbow Bridge in the background. Food stands, a Halloween parade and performances round off the night and while you’re there, stop by the new Unicorn Gundam and say hello!

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Map: https://goo.gl/hWBN7L

Date: 21 October 2017

Hours: 15:00~

Ticket : 5,800 yen~

7. Shibuya Otona Halloween Party
Not content with having a street festival, Shibuya joins the list again with another event they’re throwing for Halloween. Whilst the first event on this list is official, this is the official event thrown by Shibuya. It’ll be held at the Hikarie Building on the 9th floor and promises to be a less crowded event than the street party.

Map: https://goo.gl/A9y5a5

Date: 28th October 2017

Hours: 18:00~21:00

Admission Fee: FREE

Website: http://otonahalloween.com/ (Japanese only)

8. Disney Halloween @Tokyo Disney Resorts
If Disney is more your thing then this destination has you covered. Halloween time at the Disney theme parks is always a fun event event with parades, themed food, music performances and decorations as far as the eye can see. And that’s just the parks, the various Disney resorts also join the fun and deck themselves out in true Halloween style.

Maps: https://goo.gl/Wzr2A8

Date:~31st October 2017

Website: http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/

9. Puro Halloween Party @Sanrio Puroland
You didn’t think everyone’s favourite feline had been left out, did you? Hello Kitty receives the Halloween treatment as well courtesy of Sanrio Puroland. All the Sanrio characters have been given the Halloween makeover and been transformed into even more cutesy versions of themselves.

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Map: https://goo.gl/WgjTPK

Date:~31st October 2017

Website: https://en.puroland.jp/

10. Halloween Buffet @Hilton Tokyo
And lastly, for those with a bit more upmarket taste, the Hilton Hotel is getting into the act with a Halloween buffet loaded with an obscene amount of Halloween themes candy and treats which will look great on anyone’s Instagram account. Just take a look at the pic below!

Map: https://goo.gl/ipdVR8

Date: ~31st October 2017

Hours: 15:00~17:00

Hope something in the list grabbed your eye and if yo do attend any of the events, we’d love to see your pics. Just drop us a line or make a submission and we’ll post them right here for you!

Source: JW Web Magazine

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