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Writer:Yuta Sakaguchi

Hi, I’m Yuta. I grew up and live in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. I once lived in Kichijoji, located in the western part of Tokyo. I love walking around a street and taking pictures. On my article I introduce attractions mainly of Tokyo with many wonderful pictures. Please enjoy them!

Enjoy Halloween in Tokyo

September 12, 2014

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Is Halloween popular in Japan?


Halloween on October 31 has recently gotten popular in Japan. It is accepted as entertainment without religious meaning. Some people enjoy it by having a party with family or friends or joining a event, others do nothing in particular. You can enjoy a Halloween atmosphere by just walking a street because there are decorations and events related to Halloween in various shops, entertainment and commercial facilities from the beginning of October. Many people wear in Halloween costumes at a party or an event. People are often in horror costumes but various kinds of costumes can be seen, for example, costumes of movie or anime characters and student or nurse uniform not to mention costumes of monsters such as a witch and Dracula. It is no problem if you join a party or an event wearing only stitched ornament or no costume.

The way to enjoy Halloween in Tokyo


How to enjoy Halloween in Tokyo except a party with family or friends are introduced below.

Watch a parade


Parades on public roads which people in general participate in are held. Among them parades in Kawasaki and Omotesando are popular in particular. The parade in Kawasaki is the largest one in Japan, which is held on Sunday before Halloween. About 3,000 people participated in it and about 110,000 people watched it in 2013. This year (2014), it start from 14:30 on October 26. The parade in Omotesando is that mainly children participate in and held on Sunday before Halloween as same. This year (2014) it is held on October 26.

Parade in Kawasaki: http://lacittadella.co.jp/halloween_allnight/#stacktitle2
Parade in Omotesando: http://www.harajuku-halloween.com


A parade (http://rensai.jp/?p=59626)

Go to an amusement park


Amusement parks in Tokyo Metropolitan are in Halloween mood. Special events or parades are held and visitors who wear in Halloween costumes are given the privilege of entering there for lower admission fees. Especially in Tokyo Disney Resort you can enjoy Halloween decorations, parades and Disney characters in Halloween costumes.

Tokyo Disney Resort: http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/event/halloween2014/tds/index.html

Enjoy Halloween mode in entertainment and commercial facilities


In large commercial facilities such as Roppongi Hills, Halloween atmosphere are livened up, for example, the entire facility get dressed up for Halloween and events related to Halloween are held. Similarly, various events are held in entertainment facilities such as aquariums and zoos.

Join events


Events related to Halloween are held bars or clubs in various places in Tokyo such as Shibuya, Omotesando and Roppongi. Of course many people in Halloween costume gather but if you don’t wear the costume you can enjoy alcohols and music seeing other people’s costume. Especially Roppongi is recommendable because many foreign people also gather.

BRAND TOKYO: http://brandtokyo.net/en/


An event (http://eventsearch.jp/kanto/tokyo/roppongi/4743)

Enjoy foods


You can enjoy foods offered for a limited time in restaurants or Izakayas (Japanese taverns). Pumpkins are used for many dishes. Some are well decorated and it is fun just to look at them.


A dish (http://news.mynavi.jp/news/2014/09/12/158/)

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