Halloween

Ginza: Dine In With Count Dracula at Vampire Cafe!

There are so many themed cafes lining up in Japan, especially in Ginza. You can pick whatever you like, depending on your mood. If you want to experience a night of spine-tinglers and blood-red surroundings then this is definitely the place for you! Vampire Cafe provides an everyday Halloween dining experience for any ‘bloodsuckers’ out…

Halloween, Japanese Style: A Night of Horror and Fun

Years ago, Halloween was just another day in the Land of the Rising Sun. No costumes, no candy, and few decorations. ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) had to explain the ideas to eager Japanese students, and occasionally donned costumes that confused and perplexed locals. More than once, I have seen a foreigner in a full-on Doraemon…

Easy, Fun and Scary Japanese Food Ideas for Halloween

Japanese love to adapt and then improve! Since Halloween is growing in popularity in Japan, housewives and cooks are becoming even more creative. There is plenty of Japanese food that can easily be made into something scary. Let’s get inspirited by these great Japanese Halloween food ideas! Halloween Sushi Sushi is the easiest and it…

Get into the Halloween Spirit in Japan!

Japan loves foreign commercialised holidays: Christmas, Valentine’s Day… so seeing Japan celebrate Halloween should be no surprise! Restaurants, Supermarkets, Coffee Shops, any kind of shops, there is no limitation. The older generation somehow has it mixed up with Thanksgiving, since pumpkins and autumn decorations are used for Halloween, too. The younger generation loves Halloween, especially…

Halloween in Osaka: Frightfully Fun Street Partying!

Halloween is a massive thing in Japan. This may seem strange, as it is a traditionally western event and doesn’t have historical significance in Japan or much of the rest of Asia. But over the last decade October 31st has become a great excuse for wacky costumes, street parades, Halloween parties, and all the other…