Best Spots to Spend Halloween in Tokyo 2018
Best Halloween Events in Tokyo 2018!!
It’s an unofficial event, yet invites the largest crowds. Somehow, Shibuya and Halloween become intimate in past 5 years and it’s now becoming some kind of a tourist attraction. Tons of people gather at Shibuya scramble crossing in unique Halloween costumes and make a big street party till morning. (Accordingly, there were about 1 million people there!!) If you wish to see chaotic Japanese Halloween, this could be an interesting attraction.
Date (unofficial): Most likely to be on 31 October 2018
2. Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival 2018
How can Otaku (geek) culture be related to Halloween? You will find out at this most unique Japanese Halloween event. It started in 2014 and now it’s a perfect opportunity for over 10,000 cosplayers to dress in their favourite anime, game and manga characters openly.
Date: 27 and 28 October 2018
Website: http://ikebukurocosplay.jp/ (Japanese)
3. Kawasaki Halloween 2018
One of biggest and most energetic Halloween events annually held in Japan, Kawasaki Halloween is back this year (it’s not technically in Tokyo, but worth mentioning!). The event’s program includes a Halloween parade, live music performances, a costume contest and a dance music event at night. A kids parade will be held one day before the main parade.
Date: 28 October 2018
4. TOKYO TOWER HALLOWEEN
Tokyo Tower will be decorated with Halloween art, collaborating the beautiful night view of Tokyo city and the special projection mapping of digital art by NAKED. Also free rental of Halloween costume is available at the special photo spot during the term. It’s more suitable for people who do not be involved in chaotic street parades, yet still wanna celebrate the Halloween.
Date: 21 September to 31 October 2018
Hours:18:00～22:50 (projection mapping)
5. Disney Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resorts
Tokyo Disney Resort holds themed events for every occasion of the year and Halloween is not an exception. This must be a fun place to be if you dress in your favourite Disney character costume and feel like being a real character. There will be also a Halloween themed parade and a show during this period.
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Date:11th September ~31st October 2018
6. Halloween Buffet @Hilton Tokyo
Halloween is actually a great time to enjoy sweets as many cafe/confectionery stores release limited sweets with Halloween motif, and they are usually very photo-worthy. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba’s Halloween dessert buffet is one of best choice!
Date: 3 September ~31 October 2018
Hours: 1st round 15:00～16:30 (90mins)/2nd round 16:45～17:30 (45 mins)
7. Sanrio Puroland Halloween Party
Sanrio Puroland’s annual Halloween event is the cutest Halloween event in Japan featuring adorable Sanrio characters in Halloween themes. Special events, shows, attractions, food and merchandise are available.
Date:14 September~31 October 2018
8. AQUA POP HALLOWEEN
The special Halloween event, AQUA POP HALLOWEEN Directed by NAKED is held at the popular aquarium in Tokyo, Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa. The event features the latest high-tech digital art collaborating with adorable sea creatures including the special dolphin show which is held 7 times a day. The whole aquarium will be decorated with the colourful and instagram-worthy Halloween theme.
Date:15 September~31 October 2018
9. ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2018
Roppongi Hills hosts the fun kids-friendly Halloween events, Roppongi Hills Happy Halloween with a classic parade and limited menu from restaurants. The parade take place on Saturday 27 October from 10: 30 to 13: 30.
Date:11 to 31 October 2018
Which Halloween event do you want to join most?? If you are a hardcore party lover, you should definitely participate to the Shibuya’s street parade with crazy outfit!! 😉 Or if you wanna spend the Halloween quietly, I’d recommend you to avoid going near Shibuya area, cos the traffic will be crazy on that day!
Here are more special events in this autumn, you may be interested!
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