Halloween Shinrin Park
– From October 6th to November 4th, on the weekends and public holidays you can enjoy Halloween night illumination in Shinrin Park.
The CENTRAL GATE of the park opens later than usual for this special event. The entrance area of the central gate as well as the walk from the entrance to the botanical garden house and restaurant is lit up with Halloween decorations.
If you come in full Halloween dress-up / costume you will receive a sweet treat from staff.
Last year was the first year they gave food as a reward for coming in costume. In previous years, we just got a badge for our efforts! The sweet last year was a dish of ice-cream. It was a much better “sweet treat” than we had expected. The sweet treat is limited to the first 50 customers on any given night.
One of the 2017 installations
Each year they have a couple of installations on display for the whole period of night illumination. There are three in total: Halloween night illumination, Autumn Leave Illumination and Starlight Christmas illumination. More information here:
Shinrin Park Night illumination | NAMEGAWA
They have craft workshops from 5 pm on most of the evenings that the night illumination is on. Reception for these events are on the day and you can’t book in advance. They also only go ahead if the weather is suitable and will be cancelled if there is rain. This year the craft workshops include making:
- Halloween capes – October 7th and 14th, 200 yen per person
- lantern ghosts – October 13th, November 3rd and 4th, 300 yen per person
- Halloween Lanterns – October 20th, 400 yen per person
- Halloween gel candles – October 27th and 28th, 1,100 yen per person
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They usually have free Halloween face painting the weekend before Halloween, but no information is online about that yet. There are live performances on most nights that the events are running. On the last night, the night of the 4th of November they also have a night time tree climbing event
In previous years parking was free after 5pm in the central gate parking area only, but since last year they are charging ￥300 per car. The other car parks will close as normal.
October 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and November 3rd and 4th.
5 pm to 8.30 pm for the October dates, 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm for the November dates. Last entry to the park at 8 pm during both months.
Shinrin Park will be free in on Sunday October 21st and again on November 3rd. Parking is charged though.
Other illumination: Information about Shinrin Park’s Kouyou autumn leaves and Starlight winter Illumination (click here).
For more information on Shinrin Park:
Choice of play at Shinrin Park | NAMEGAWA
Recurring event. First published on insaitama.com on September 30th 2016. Re-published September 9th 2017 and again on September 10th 2018.