Halloween at the Disney ResortWould you believe information for Disney’s Halloween has been available since the middle of July? They are into Halloween just about as much as I am! This year’s Disney LAND parade has been named Halloween Pop’n live and they will also have the usual Halloween decorations, haunted house and special merchandise and Halloween themed food. In Disney Sea you can enjoy The Villain’s World: Wishes and Desires. PERIOD: September 9th until October 31st. For more information in English on Halloween in Disneyland: http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/event/detail/str_id:tdl_halloween2016/en/ And for Disney Sea: http://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/event/detail/str_id:tds_halloween2016/en/
Ikspiari Halloween TownIkspiari is a shopping mall beside Tokyo Disney Resort. More information in English available here (linked: Japan Guide). In line with Disney’s Halloween events, Ikspiari also officially opens their Halloween Season on September 9th. The mall will be transformed to a halloween town and they hold a number of events. This year the have themed their town around pumpkins. They will have some pumpkin games, such as a pumpkin basketball hoop challenge. PERIOD: September 9th until October 31st. Please see their website for up-to-date information: http://www.ikspiari.com/ent/event/1206741_12023627.html
Halloween Town in ChoshiEach year Choshi transforms into a halloween town. Volunteers, city officials and residents band together to create a fun halloween environment for children, with dress up, individual events, costume competitions and trick or treat. PERIOD: October 23rd to October 30th. The official website is: http://halloweentowninchoshi.jimdo.com/
Narita Yume FarmFor the month of October, Narita Yume Farm, entices customers with many special seasonal events, including their Halloween celebrations. There are incentives for coming in fancy dress, with points rewarded for each piece of costume. On different dates they have various activities. Last year, between October 1st and 31st you could enter a “guess the weight of the pumpkin” competition. There is currently no information on whether that event is being held again this year, but they have scheduled in Halloween Lantern making on October 22nd, Halloween Camp and find the ghost activities on the 29th and 30th . The farm has many other events, attractions as well as a BBQ and camping area. PERIOD: Month of October They have a detailed website in English; http://www.yumebokujo.com/en/
Yukari FestaFor the last 20 years Yukarigaoka have been celebrating Halloween. The town gets into Halloween mode from the week before Halloween night and they carve pumpkins in the lead up and display for all to enjoy. They also have a fancy dress and costume competition each year. They have not updated for 2016 yet, but the information should be coming shortly. PERIOD: Roughly October 24th to 31st City Website: http://town.yukarigaoka.jp/ or inquire to 043-463-0784. More Halloween events for the KANTO area for 2016 will be added to this not-for-profit blog over the coming weeks. Last year’s full round-up is pasted below.
2015 ROUND UP 2015 Halloween Round Up