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5 Ways to have an Online Halloween in Japan This Year

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5 Ways to Enjoy Halloween 2020 in Japan Online

Halloween in Japan is a big deal. Over the past couple of decades, the holiday has slowly grown from a small event celebrated only by foreigners to one of the biggest party weekends in the country. That’s not to say children and families are left out. Beyond the clubs and the truck-tipping wild antics found in Shibuya, there are parades, costume contests and even trick-or-treating, although these are still mostly limited to shopping malls and shotengai (shopping streets).

Unfortunately, we are still in a horror movie come to life, thanks to COVID-19. While fears appear to be easing around the country, event organizers are being urged to help curb the virus. Many of the country’s most popular events, such as the Kawasaki Halloween Parade, have been canceled. Even Shibuya’s mayor is pleading with revelers to stay the heck out of Shibuya over the Halloween weekend.

Stay inside or brave the clubs?

Instead of just skipping the celebrations entirely, many organizers are taking the fun online or changing in such a way to maintain social distancing measures. Using social media, your phone, apps such as Cluster (a virtual online world-building application popular in Japan) and even VR headsets, you can participate from the comfort (and safety) of your very own home.

Here are five ways to enjoy Halloween in Japan online this year.

1.Virtual Shibuya au 5G Halloween Fes

Tokyo is hoping partygoers stay out of Shibuya this year, but it remains to be seen whether anyone listens. For everyone that does, the city’s officially endorsed online option will feature live musical performances and interactive events using the social media app Cluster. You can even participate in a Halloween hunt—searching for hidden characters in a virtual recreation of Shibuya (and win a donut in real life).

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Interpets Aichi

First Interpets in Aichi will be launched in November 2020!
Come and join us and experience the new Interpets here in Aichi !

Interpets is the largest international pet event in Japan and started in 2011, focusing on creating better lifestyle with pets.
With the big success of the Tokyo edition, now Interpets will also be held in Aichi – one of the key pet markets in the western part of Japan. Interpets Aichi welcomes both pet owners and the pet owners to-be and will create even more joyful time during the Christmas seasons.

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Shibuya’s virtual Halloween celebration site goes live sans vital attraction, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Authorities confirm the opening ceremony and live Kyary Pamyu Pamyu concert is delayed, but you can still enjoy lots of online entertainment. Every year in late October, crowds flock to Tokyo’s Shibuya district in droves, reaching a fever pitch on the final day of the month. Just like the ghosts, ghouls and witches said to cavort […]

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This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For October 31-November 1

This Week(End) At Home And Around Tokyo For October 3-4

Spooky Shots

Online Event: Kawasaki Halloween 2020

One of the biggest Halloween events near Tokyo is going online this year and extended to the whole month of October. Take part in the event by dressing up and uploading photos or videos to your social media sites with #oneworldhalloween and #kawahallo2020. There will also be prizes for the best costumes (and more), the biggest one being ¥500,000! No wonder why the costume quality at this event is that high!

Cosplay Fever

Online Event: Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festival

No area in Tokyo can perform better than Ikebukuro when it comes to cosplaying, so it makes perfect sense that one of the largest Halloween festivals is held here. Unfortunately this years event will not be held in person and instead takes over the online world but will feature everything cosplay! Famous cosplayers will be performing and more.

SAT, OCT. 31, 2020
ONLINE (NICO NICO LIVE) – to get it listed!

Attending any of these events? Trying any of these activities? Send us photos through Instagram for a chance to be published on our feed. #SavvyTokyo

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