1. Tokyo Disneyland [Chiba]
■Event period: September 11th 2015 – November 1st 2015
■Event location: Events are held inside Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea theme park.
HP: www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/tc/ (中文)
HP: www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/top.html (Japanese Only)
Address: Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031 (Google Map)
2. Sanrio Puroland [Tokyo]
HP: cn.puroland.jp/ (Chinese)
HP: www.puroland.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1 Chome-31 Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tōkyō-to 206-0033 (Google Map)
3. ShibuFes Halloween 2015 [Tokyo]
[http://entame.knt.co.jp/2015/shibu-fes/]. For persons with not much time, the bus tours are a good option.
The streets of Shibuya for a previous Halloween:
Address: JR Shibuya west side area, Shibuya-ku Tokyo(Google Map)
4. Roppongi Halloween Event [Tokyo]
Address: Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest [Tokyo]
■Event dates: October 31st & November 1st
■Event location: JR Ikebukuro Station East Exit
HP: ikebukurocosplay.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address:1 Chome Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo-to (JR Ikebukuro station East Exit) (Google Map)
6. Kichijoji Halloween Fest [Tokyo]
■Event date and time: Tuesday October 27th – Wednesday October 28th
■Event location: Kichijoji station area
■Participation fee: (spectating is free), sweets rally only ¥1000, sweets rally + parade ¥2000.
HP: kichijoji-halloween.net/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 1 Chome-11-5 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo-to (Google Map)
7. HALLOWEEN PARADE [Kawasaki, Kanagawa]
■Event date: 10/25 (Sun) 14:30 – 15:45 *cancelled in case of heavy rain or stormy weather
■Event location: Area around JR Kawasaki Station East Exit (approximately 1.5km)
■Participation conditions: (no conditions for spectators) Must wear a costume, only elementary schoolers and above can participate.
■Participation fee: (the fee is only for those participating in the parade) ¥1,000 per person (tax included).
HP: lacittadella.co.jp/halloween/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Ekimae Honcho, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture (Google Map)
8. Tokai Halloween Party [Mie]
■Event day: October 24th, 2015
■Event time: From 6pm ferocious zombies begin to appear inside the park! From 7:30 pm DJ zombie will appear in front of the big ferris wheel! From 8pm will be dance time with the zombies!
HP: tokai-halloween.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Get directions
333 Nagashimachō Urayasu, Kuwana-shi, Mie-ken 511-1135 (Google Map)
9. Universal Studios Japan [Osaka]
■Event period: Friday September 9th – Sunday November 8th 2015
HP: www.usj.co.jp/hk/ (Chinese)
HP: www.usj.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 554-0031 (Google Map)
10. Naniwa Halloween Party [Osaka]
■Event date: Saturday October 31st. Doors open at 5:00pm and begins at 6:00pm. Set to end at 9:30pm
■Location: Osaka Central Public Hall
■Fee: (Spectators will also have to pay a fee) Kyodo Information 0570-200-888 (everyday from 10:00 to 18:00)
Advance tickets: [10/3 (Sat) to 10/28 (Mon)] = ¥3000 yen. Same day ¥3500
HP: naniwahalloween.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1 Chome-1-27 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 530-0005 (Google Map)
Apart from those mentioned above, on the night of the 31st many people dress up and gather in the area around the American Village and Sankaku Koen so be sure to go have a look. Just going to have a look will be fun.
11. HALLOWEEN ZOMBIES 2015 [Osaka]
■Event date: Monday October 19th – Sunday November 1st 2015
■Venue: Grand Front Osaka North Building 6th Floor
HP: www.osaka-info.jp/jp/events/festivals_events/halloween_zombies_2015.html(Japanese Only)
Address: 4-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 530-0011 (Google Map)
12. HAKATA HALLOWEEN 2015 [Hakata, Fukuoka]
■Event period: Thursday October 1st – Saturday October 31st
■Event location: Canal City Hakata
HP: www.kokurahalloween.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1 Chome-2 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 812-0018 (Google Map)
13. Huis Ten Bosch Scream Halloween [Nagasaki]
Nagasaki’s Huis Ten Bosch is delivering a scary Halloween event. The event begins at the “Thriller City” horror town where zombies in full blown special makeup will be wandering throughout the town…Recommended for people who like scary things. Also, for those who are not so good with scary things, we recommend watching the parade. An extremely fun cosplay parade is held and the theme changes every week.
■Event period: Saturday October 10th – Saturday October 31st
■Cosplay Parade Dates: 10/10 (Sat) uniform
10/11 (Sun) Wally (challenge the world record)
10/12 (Mon/holiday) anime costume
10/17 (Sat) Pet costumes welcome
10/18 (Sun) anime costume
10/24 (Sat) Anything OK!
10/25 (Sun) horror-based costume
10/31 (Sat) Anything OK! (Costume contest)
HP: chinese01.huistenbosch.co.jp/ (Chinese)
HP: www.huistenbosch.co.jp/event/halloween/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki-ken 859-3243 (Google Map)
~Bonus~ Stores where you can buy costumes (1) Loft
We’ve introduced lots of Halloween events but there are definitely persons who don’t want to just spectate and feel like “I want to take part”. For those persons, we will not introduce some stores that deal with costumes. The store in the photo is one that deals with many miscellaneous goods “Loft”. As depicted in the photo they’ve made many preparations for the Halloween season with costumes lining the storefront. There’s a branch of Loft in various places nationwide so you can head to your nearest branch to purchase supplies and enjoy your Halloween in Japan.
HP: www.loft.co.jp/shop_list/ (Japanese Only)
~Bonus~ Stores where you can buy costumes (2) Don Quijote (Donki)
To enjoy Halloween costumes 100%, special makeup is essential. Don Quijote has put all the necessary items in order at a cheap price. They also stock a variety of costumes so if you go to this store, you can find everything you need for your Halloween cosplay. There’s so many choices you’ll have a hard time choosing.
HP: www.donki-global.com/zhtw/?&pre=le (Chinese)
HP: www.donki.com/ (Japanese Only)