10 ways to get spooky for Halloween 2018 in Japan

By Randiah Camille Green

Though Japan has only caught onto the wicked excuse to party that is Halloween within the last decade, there’s no shortage of celebrations. In Tokyo, Shibuya is notorious for its street-drinking madness and Universal Studios Japan in Osaka gets overrun by zombies. Throw on your best sexy nun costume and check out these 10 ways to get your spook on this Halloween!

Halloween Parties


1. Shibuya Crossing Halloween Madness

The biggest unofficial Halloween hoopla in Japan is at Shibuya Crossing, so stock up on drinks at the convenience store and join over 1 million people at this insane street party. Shibuya encompasses the greatest things about Halloween: gore, drinking and groups of grown men dressed as schoolgirls. If you don’t want to drink outside, head to nearby nightclubs WombLegato Sky Lounge or Trump Room. They host Halloween parties the weekend before Halloween through the night of.

Oct. 31

Free! (Cover charge for venues varies.)


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Japan: where they celebrate a day so unrelated from their own culture that they have to start early and people are gathering in shibuya in cosplay days before. It's not about being spooky, it's 'look at my boobs'.

Is this because of the stockholm syndrome japanese have with the us?

Been to shibuya on halloween two times, no more will I force my way through such an ocean of people.

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"sexy nun costume"

I'm not sure I want to see that. Sexy nurse costume maybe, haha

" groups of grown men dressed as schoolgirls"

I definitely don't want to see that.

I have to admit I kinda like the Godzilla masks, haha, lol

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I love the way Japan embraces other cultures and celebrations. 2 of the biggest Irish festivals every year - St Patrick's Day and Halloween!

Have a great time this year and a big raspberry to the begrudgers :-)

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College kids in USA


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@Darren Thanks for the link - wooo! Some are just haha, but most are wooo!

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