How to Enjoy Halloween in Japan for Free
Halloween in Japan
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Halloween has completely taken hold in Japan over the past 20 years.
And it has become an indispensable event in October. It is said that the related business is now on the same scale as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Of course, Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea, Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Dome City, Minato Mirai in Yokohama, and many other stores all have a Halloween theme in October.
However, the best part is that there are several places in Tokyo where you can enjoy Halloween for free.
Such as parades where the general public participates and where people naturally gather to have a big Halloween party.
Unlike the ones I mentioned above where you have to pay to enter, you can see people enjoying themselves naturally.
It is also a good chance to see how Tokyo people live.
Last year and this year there have been many victims of the Covid-19 disasters.
And it is true that the atmosphere is not welcomed to enjoying the event.
I pray for the souls of those who died.
Kawasaki has also announced that they will no longer hold the event in the same format.
I don’t know what these will look like next year.
But I let you know what these look like so far in this article.
When you think of Halloween in Japan, Shibuya is probably the first place that comes to mind.
Even though there are no organizers or major events in Shibuya, young people in costumes from all over Japan and the world naturally gather there.
It’s said 1 million people gather at the Shibuya scramble crossing the last days of October.
Every year, the number of people increases as the night goes on, and at peak times, it is so crowded that it is difficult to cross the scramble crossing.
There are often events held at nearby clubs, and many people enjoy dressing up in costumes in Center Street and then move on to the clubs.
It’s a crowded atmosphere with many young people, but if you want to feel the chaos of Tokyo, this is the place to be!
It’s free, but why don’t you go and be something too?
Kawasaki Halloween is one of the largest Halloween events in Japan.
About 2,200 people participate in the Halloween Parade, which is the main feature of the event.
And the 120,000 people along the streets make it a big celebration.
A variety of events will be held at the same time as the parade.
One of the most noteworthy is the “Halloween Awards,” where participants’ costumes are evaluated from all aspects to determine the best costumes.
The Grand Prix winner will receive a cash prize of 500,000 yen( 5,000 dollars).
The “Dancing Pumpkin” party after the parade, which is very popular every year, is a great way to enjoy Halloween at night.
There are performances in the darkness of the night.
Also recommended for families with small children is the “Kids Halloween Park.
It is a safe and fun booth with Halloween fairs and a stage.
With over 100,000 visitors, the Roppongi Halloween “Jumbo” Parade is one of the largest in Japan.
People in costumes paraded along the 2km long course. You need a ticket to participate in the main event, the Roku-Haro Jumbo Parade.
But it’s free to watch.A checkroom and changing rooms were also set up at the venue.
The whole city is involved in the Halloween event, so adults and children can enjoy it without worry.
If you’re planning to visit Tokyo at the end of October, why not experience one of these Halloween events?
You’ll see how friendly and energetic life is in Tokyo!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!