Halloween Happenings in Japan!

by Stripes Japan
Stripes Japan
HARVEGETABLE HALLOWEEN (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Oct. 31; featuring Halloween parades, street performances and more at Nagai Seaside Park – Soleil no Oka; free; 046-857-2500; http://www.seibu-la.co.jp/soleil/common/pdf/pam_eng.pdf.
TOKYO TOWER HALLOWEEN: Oct. 1-31, main observatory, open 9 a.m.-11 p.m., at 492-feet-high, is decorated with Halloween decorations, plus special photo booth provided for personal or group Halloween shots while wearing rental cloths and witty gadget as free, also Halloween Night Fantasia (projection mapping) scheduled from 6 and 10:50 p.m. on the main deck on the 2nd floor through Oct. 31; 03-3433-5111; www.tokyotower.co.jp.
YOMIURILAND HALLOWEEN 2018 (Tokyo): Through Oct. 31 (every weekend and holiday, except on Oct. 29 and 30); parade, attractions and more and Yomiuriland Amusement Park; wear Halloween costume to get free entry, discount for one-day pass; 044-966-1111; www.yomiuriland.com/english.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN – HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHT (Osaka): 6 p.m. Fri.-Mon. through Nov. 4; join in the daily Halloween costume parade, go trick-or-treating and experience Halloween Horror Night – “Street Zombies,” “Zombie de Dance,’ “The Survival” “Insidious,” “Cult of Chucky,” “Sadako” — and more at Universal City Station on JR Yumesaki-Line; 06-6465-3000; www.usj.co.jp/e.
YOKOHAMA YAMATE WESTERN-STYLE BUILDINGS HALLOWEEN (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; varieties of Halloween events scheduled at Yokohama Yamate Western-Style Building No. 7, Yamate Building No. 68, YITC, Yamate Building No. 10, Yokohama Doll House, America-yama Park, Yokohama Marine Tower; Halloween Walk starts from Yamate Western-Style Building and to collect stamps accordingly  to the route decided by organizers, only costume-wearing children can participate the walk; 045-663-5685; www.hama-midorinokyokai.or.jp/yamate-seiyoukan/details/2018-11.php.
KAWASAKI HALLOWEEN 2018 (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 27-28, kids’ costume parade with parents from Lazona Kawasaki Plaza to LA CITTADELLA at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Sat.; biggest Halloween parade by 2,500 kids (ages 6+) wearing costumes in Japan, start and goal at JR Kawasaki Station at 2:30-3:45 p.m. on Sun., along with Halloween party, costume contest, film festival and more; 044-233-1934; http://lacittadella.co.jp/.
YOKOSUKA HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28, Get together and participate Halloween parade between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Oppama Station on Oct. 28, street performance, walk stamp rally and more at 10 Districts of Yokosuka City; 046-623-0402.
HALLOWEEN IN TAMA CENTER (western Tokyo): Oct. 27-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 10 a.m., Trick or Treat near Parthenon Tama Center, limited to the first 4,000 children, 12:30 p.m., parade in costume between J. F. Oberlin University Tama Academy Hills and Renga-zaka, along with live stage shows, street performance, flea market and more on weekends, costume contest at 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Cocolia Tama Center Hall on Sun; Tama Center Station on Odakyu Odakyu and Keio Lines; 090-8946-9909; http://tamajack.com/.  
2018 IKEBUKURO HALLOWEEN COSPLAY (DRESS-UP) FEST (Tokyo): Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; over 10,000 people are participating Halloween party including stage events at 11 a.m.-5 p.m., cosplay walk on stage at Higashi Ikebukuro Chuo Park, cosplay photo sessions, cosplay face painting and more scheduled near JR Ikebukura Station; 1,500 yen for cosplay participants (includes using dressing room and locker); 03-3985-8311; http://ikebukurocosplay.jp/.  
2018 SHIMOKITA KIDS HALLOWEEN 2018 (Tokyo): Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m.; 2,000 kids (ages 5 & younger) in costume stop by shops directed on a map given and “Trick or Treat” near Shimokitazawa Station on Odakyu Line; 1,000 yen  (need to accompany with the guardian); no parade scheduled; www.shimokita-info.com/event/kidshalloween/kidshalloween.html.
2018 HARAJUKU OMOTESANDO HELLO HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN PARADE 2016 (Tokyo): Oct. 28, 2-3:15 p.m.; Halloween pumpkin parade by over 1,000 children (ages 12 and younger) is scheduled along the Harajuku Omotesando Street along with various attraction nearby; JR Harajuku Station or Omotesando Station on Ginza/Chiyoda lines; 03-3406-0988.

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