Cocoon City Halloween event

Cocoon City Halloween Cocoon City have had a Halloween Parade for quite a few years now, but from 2017 they increased the number of parades as well as the number of Halloween events. They cancelled most of their Halloween events in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. But in 2022, they had a Halloween Party for the first time in three years. Because they only had three small parades they hosted a lot of Halloween events in 2022 instead. They even had a professional photographer for photos. But in 2023, things are little more like a ‘normal’ (pre-pandemic) year, but not quite! Which actually means there are less events, but there are more parades!

Cocoon City Halloween 2023

In 2023, for the first time in four years the Halloween period will start in September. But late in September, on Friday the 29th. From the 29th they will have a beautiful Halloween photo spot in Omotenashi Plaza (Cocoon 2). However, there is no professional photographer like there was last year. There are also no Halloween games in 2023.

Halloween Workshops

October 21st and 22nd from 11 am, Cocoon 2 third floor in front of GU.

Cocoon normally have several Halloween workshops during the Halloween period. However, this is one element that hasn’t quite gone back to pre-pandemic level. Before the pandemic they had at least ten different workshops. This year, there are just two. However, this year they are free for people with more than 1000 yen worth of receipts for shopping in Cocoon City. Whereas before the pandemic most of them had a charge to cover the cost of materials. However, they are limiting the participants to 150 people for each event. The October 21st workshop is a candy shaped pouch and on the 22nd, they are making Halloween capes.

Halloween Costume Parade

October 28th and 29th, Cocoon 1. Five parades: 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm.

In order to participate you need to do three things. First, book a place on the official site (here). Second, follow Cocoon City on Instagram (here) and like their posts. Third, have the kids come in costume on the day. Each of the parades is limited to 50 people for a total of 500 people over two days. Children will receive candy as they parade to music.

Official event page.

Cocoon City Information

Hours

Cocoon City is open from 10 am to 9 pm, seven days a week.

Access

Cocoon City Halloween

By train: Depending on which building it takes between 3 and 7 minutes walk from Keihin Tohoku, Takasaki and Utsunomiya Line’s  JR Saitama shintoshin Station and about an 8 minute walk from JR Kitayono Station.

By car: Cocoon City is located very close to the Saitama Shintoshin exit of the Metropolitan Expressway Saitama Shintoshin Route.  Cocoon 2 has parking on its roof as well as in an adjacent car park, Cocoon City parking number 3. Parking is charged at 200 yen per 30 minutes. However, if you spend between a 1000 and 2000 yen in Cocoon city on the same day you get one hour free parking, or two hours free for over 2000 yen. You get three hours free if you are using the cinema. *Prices may increase, please check the official site for the most up to date parking fees.

Official website

This is a reoccurring event on Saitama With Kids. Last republish 20221007.

Find even more Halloween events in Saitama by using the Halloween tag. Tokyo Halloween events are here. And you will also find Halloween events for Kanagawa and Chiba here.

1 Comment

  1. Japan seems to be way more into halloween than we are here in Australia. well i was there for two years it definitely is!

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