Trick or Treat! A concise guide to Halloween attractions in Japan

Women clad in special costumes pose for pictures as they walk on the street during the Halloween Parade in Kawasaki, suburb of Tokyo on October 28, 2012. Some 100,000 visitors enjoy the costume parade which about 3,000 people took part in.    AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

Women in costumes pose for pictures during the Halloween Parade in Kawasaki. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA

Halloween has become one of the three largest Western-influenced events celebrated in Japan following Christmas and Valentines’ Day. Though the spooky festival’s cultural origins are not the reason why the celebrations are observed, the Japanese do enjoy getting decked in themed costumes, thus making it a major commercial celebration for many.

The widespread popularity of the festival has resulted in confectionary makers rolling out Halloween-themed goodies, restaurants preparing Halloween-inspired menus, fashion outlets retailing Halloween-related costumes and accessories, and of course, entertainment facilities going all out with Halloween events.

We’ve put together a concise guide to some of the Halloween festivities taking place this year, so if you’re planning a trip to Japan during this season, here’s what you can expect!

 – RocketNews24


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