Misato Halloween events japan

Halloween Events in the Greater Tokyo area in 2022. Featuring Halloween events for Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama.

Where can I celebrate Halloween near Tokyo, Japan?

There are dozens of locations you can celebrate Halloween in and around Tokyo. Below you will find a selection of the larger Halloween events in the Kanto area.

Are there any Halloween events in the Greater Tokyo area in 2022?

Yes, there are. More than there were in either 2020 or 2021, but there are still a few places that won’t have their Halloween event in 2022. Of those that are going ahead, many plan to go ahead as normal, while others will have a scaled down version of their usual Halloween. This article contains all the finer details.

Check out this selection of Halloween books available in Japan here.

Halloween Events Kanto

A round up of the Halloween events that available year on year in the Kanto area of Japan. Thankfully in 2022, the vast majority of the places that feature on this list year on year are actually celebrating Halloween in 2022 too. However, there are a few who have decided not to go ahead in 2022 either. That information is provided within this post. Moreover, given the year that’s in it, please do always check with the location / event management website too. There is always the possibility of last minute changes due to the pandemic, typhoons or other unexpected mitigating factors.

In this article (click to jump to relevant section):

Tokyo Halloween Events

Last year, the cancelled list was almost as long as the confirmed list. Thankfully, in 2022, only one of the ‘usual’ Halloween events in Tokyo has been cancelled. Shibuya is not featured as it is an unofficial event.

TokyoConfirmed 2022Cancelled 2022
Tokyo SkytreeShimokitazawa
Halloween Pumpkin Parade
Roppongi Hills
Puro Halloween
Tama Center
Ikebukuro Cosplay
Sunshine City
Kagurazaka Bakeneko festival
Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse
Halloween Small Worlds
Maxell Aqua Park
Yomiuri Land
Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Skytree Town

Normally, Skytree Town offer a range of Halloween events from mid September to end of October annually. They usually have parades too, during the last week of October. However, on account of the pandemic some elements have changed. But children can do “trick or treat” with the staff. There is normally a Halloween Kids Park the last week of October. They also have limited edition Halloween menus in many of their cafes and restaurants. Furthermore, Sumida Aquarium and the planetarium have individual events too. For a full list and further details on all they have to offer, please visit their website.

2022 Information. The Halloween period is from Monday October 3rd to Monday October 31st. Full round up here.

Halloween Pumpkin Parade

The annual Halloween Pumpkin Parade in the Harajuku / Omotesando area is for children under 12 years of age. Over a 1,000 children parade the 1 kilometer thoroughfare. Normally, if you come in a homemade costume a professional will take your photo. There are a number of events held in conjunction with the parade. The parade is not carried out in the event of rain. Please be careful, things are quite a bit different this year.

2022 information: Scheduled for Sunday October 30th. Please note that you have to get a ticket, and it costs 1000 yen, to participate. The tickets will be on sale on October 16th outside the Ralph Lauren Flagship Store between 9 am and noon. Please check their website for further updates.

Shimokitazawa Kids Halloween (Cancelled 2022)

An annual Halloween parade in the Shimo Kitazawa area of Tokyo. It is an event for children of elementary school age or younger. Pre-registration is required. You can do that and see more information on the Shimokita official website. They used to have an English website, but they don’t seem to have it anymore.

2022 information. For the third year in a row Shimokitazawa Halloween is cancelled.

Roppongi Hills Halloween Events

I distinctly remember that the Roppongi Hills event used to be of the few that was held on actual Halloween, October 31st, even when it was a weekday. But I see they have succumbed to the Japanese way of doing it and now hold the main event on the last weekend of October. You can see up-to-date information on the official website. This is a free event for children up to the age of 12.

2022 Information. The Halloween period is from Saturday October 1st to Monday 31st. The Halloween walk is on Saturday October 29th from 11 am. The event is limited to the first 1000 people. They will release more information on their website on how you can participate in mid October.

Puro Halloween Party

Halloween events . From the official website: https://www.puroland.jp/2015_halloween/
From the official website in 2015: https://www.puroland.jp/2015_halloween/

Sanrio Puroland have a Halloween party annually. And it is one of the earlier ones to start, usually in line with Disney’s start date. There is general information in English on the official website, but for events they only have Japanese language. TDR Explorer has detailed information in English about the event here.

2022 Information. Puro Halloween Party Starts on September 9th and will run until Tuesday November 1st. They have events at Puroland and limited edition menu and merchandise. Official Halloween event page here.

Halloween in Tama Centre

Nearby at the Tama Center there is usually a two day celebration of Halloween. Normally Jack of lanterns, made by local children, decorate the station front and many events are held. They usually hold an opening ceremony the night before too. This year, however, things are a bit different. Also, normally they turn on the winter illumination on Halloween night. Official website.

2022 Information: the main event is on Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd. But there is also an event on the 29th in the shopping district.

Please do always check with the official website for any stipulations / terms & conditions / advance booking requirements and for any last minute changes due to the weather and / or pandemic.

Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay

Halloween events Tokyo
Image from JNTO, linked below

Held on the last weekend of October, this one is more for adults than children believe it or not. It has become immensely popular and is now one of the biggest cos-play events in all of Japan. Approximately 20,000 cos-players turned up for the 2018 event! It is a daytime event held between 10 and 6 pm (4.30 pm during the pandemic) around Ikebukuro station’s east exit. The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) used to have a page in English about the event, but unfortunately I see it has been removed in 2022. Hopefully it will come back in the future.

2022 Information: the event is planned for Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th from 10 am to 6pm. The stage events are scheduled for between 11 am and 4.30 pm. Official website.

Fun! Fun! Sunshine City Halloween Events

Also in Ikebukuro, but more family friendly, is the Halloween celebrations in Sunshine City. Usually from around the middle of September the mall starts to run some events. However, since the pandemic things have been a bit different. Thankfully, this year, 2022, things are more like normal. However, the Halloween events don’t start until October 1st. They run for the month of October, with the main events on Halloween weekend.

2022 information: October 1st to 31st with the main events on October 29th to 31st. You can see the full line up here.

Bakeneko Halloween Parade

Kagurazaka Bakeneko festival has the specified requirement that you dress in a cat costume. It is one of the most famous Halloween events in Tokyo! However, it is the only parade I know of that requires you pay for the pleasure of making an ass – or more poignantly a feline – out of yourself in public! It is 500 yen for adults, but children go free. They’ve a good English web page with lots of additional information.

2022 information: Sunday October 16th 2022 from 10 am to 3.30 pm.

Halloween Party in Shinkiba

Annually from the last week in September until the end of October Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse have a pumpkin patch with 50 very large pumpkins. This is one of the few places that had their ‘usual’ Halloween event despite the pandemic, even in 2020. Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse is one of only a handful of places you can see a pumpkin field in Tokyo. They also have Halloween photo spots. Official website.

2022 Information. Just like in 2020 and 2021, the event will go ahead as usual. From September 21st to November 6th.

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Halloween Small Worlds

The Global Village is transformed into a Halloween world for the month of October. Each year is a little different. Last year, the town is decorated with Jack O’Lanterns and the residents are in costume. This year, it seems that there is a candy hunt for the occassion! Just like in 2020, in 2021 a “mini you” in costume can be placed in the town (at a cost) where social distancing is not an issue!

2022 Information. The event is on from October 1st to October 31st. They have workshops on the weekend. They have a full English event web page here.

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

The aquarium is dressed up for Halloween! They will have special events on during their “Halloween week”, which is an annual event at Maxell Aqua Park. However, like a few other places (but not as many as 2021) Halloween will be scaled down a bit at Maxell Aqua Park. For the 2021 event, there will be a day theme of “funny party” and the night event will be themed on “Dreams on Halloween night”.

2022 Information. Halloween week is from October 24th to October 31st. Here is the official English event page.

Yoimuri Land

Each year the celebrations are a little different, but always guaranteed fun for families and even couples! Please note that a lot of their Halloween events, such as Halloween Dance Party and Trick or Treat or often only on the weekends of Halloween month. You can check the official event web page linked below for the specifics for each year.

2022 Information. On weekends between October 2nd and October 30th and on Monday October 31st too. Official event page.

Tokyo Tower Halloween

In a normal year, during the period of Halloween you can rent Halloween costumes at Tokyo tower. However, due to the pandemic it would seem that service is currently not available. Also, they normally have Halloween decorations, but they also don’t seem to be doing that this year. But they do have a special event on the viewing deck, where the use projection mapping and music to create a “Halloween Party”.

2022 Information. From September 16th to October 31st. Official event page for 2022.

Chiba Halloween Events

ChibaConfirmed in 2022Cancelled in 2022
Disney HalloweenHalloween Town in Choshi
Yukari FestaNarita Yume Farm
Kashiwa Halloween

Disney’s Halloween

Halloweeen events
From the official website linked below

Disney certainly knows how to do Halloween. Disney character Halloween goods are stacked on the shelves in early September. And the official “Disney’s Halloween” starts the second week in September annually. Disney’s Halloween runs until October 31st or November 1st if that falls on a weekend.  There is a great blog (linked: TDR Explorer) in English with further details of all that Disney has to offer at Halloween.  The official Disney Resort website in English.

2022 Information: Tokyo Disney Resort’s 2022 is still scaled down in comparison to pre-pandemic, but they have more on offer than they did in 2021. From Thursday September 15th to Monday October 31st. Official 2022 event page.

Halloween Town in Choshi (Cancelled 2021)

Towards the end of October annually 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. The official website here.

2022 Information: As far as I am aware, there are no Halloween events in Choshi for the third year in a row.

Narita Yume Farm – limited to camp customers

Unfortunately, in 2022 they have even less on than they did in 2021 and its only for camp customers. In a normal year: For the month of October, Narita Yume Farm, entices customers with many special seasonal events, including their Halloween celebrations. On different dates they have different events. The farm has many other events, attractions as well as a BBQ and camping area. The camping area usually has a one day Halloween festival on the weekend closest to October 31st. They have a detailed website in English.

2022 Information: Narita Yume Farm’s Halloween is limited to camp customers only and they will only have one event on October 22nd.

Yukari Festa

The Yukari Festa in Yukarigaoka is generally held during the last week of October.  The town gets into Halloween mode from the week before and they carve pumpkins the night before and display for all to enjoy. They also have a fancy dress and costume parade / competition on the day. They used to post more details on their website (Japanese only), but last year they switched to their Facebook page.

2022 information: main event on October 30th, with a smaller event on the 29th. You need to apply in advance to participate on the 30th.

Kashiwa Halloween

The Kashiwa Halloween event is back in 2022 for the first time in three years. However, this year it costs 1000 yen to participate (pre pandemic it was free for children). They will give a present to the first 300 people and every participant will receive candy. The Halloween events in Kashiwa are usually held around the station.

2022 Information: October 23rd 2022. Official event web page.

Kanagawa Halloween Events

YugawaraKawasaki Halloween (Discontinued)
Yamate SeiYoukan Halloween Walk
Sagami Ono Halloween

Kawasaki Halloween Events

Kawasaki was the largest Halloween parade in all of Japan. It attracted thousands of participants each year, many with unique costumes. Moreover, thousands of thousands of spectators came from all over Japan – the world even. The area was one of the most famous for celebrating Halloween, with various Halloween events throughout October. It was a great shock and so sad to read early in 2021, that they have discontinued the Kawasaki Halloween parade. The end of an era. I am so glad I got to visit it in the past. Thank you very much to all the organizers for their hard work and dedication for 24 years.

The Kawasaki Halloween Parade has been discontinued, permanently. 🙁

Yugawara Halloween

Yugawara Halloween is on again in 2022. The Yugawara Halloween event is one of only two places I know in the greater Tokyo area with Halloween fireworks. However, it looks like they won’t have the fireworks again this year – it was the same in 2021. They normally launch about 6,000 fireworks on the last Saturday of October. They also have a Halloween tree which is something that caught on as a “thing” for Halloween in Japan in the last couple of years! This year things are a bit different to normal, but they will have a celebration with live stage performances.

Information 2022: Sunday October 30th from 10 am to 5 pm. Live stage performances, balloon art etc. Official event web page here.

Yamate SeiYoukan Halloween Walk

Toward the end of October, generally the last weekend, Yamate Seiyoukan organise a Halloween walk. There is a dress up and stamp rally event and usually face painting. The Halloween walk has been around for a long time and attracts hundreds of locals. The official website of Yamate Seiyoukan. Although a provisional date was set for 2021, in October the organizers announced that the event was cancelled. Thankfully, so far there is no such notification for 2022!

Information 2022: Sunday October 30th from 10 am to 4 pm. Official event page.

Sagami Ono Halloween

Held in the Sagami Ono central park, this annual event is very organized. It involves trick or treat, a stamp rally and face painting. It was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021, but thankfully it is coming back in 2022. However, you have to apply in advance to participate and it is limited to 4000 people. The official website (Japanese language only).

2022 information: October 30th. You need to apply in advance to participate.

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Saitama Halloween Events

For those looking for a Halloween event in Saitama, please take a look at the Saitama event category as well. The information for Saitama is a little different, because unlike all of the events above, each of the Halloween events in Saitama have (or will have) their own English language page on this blog!

SaitamaConfirmed*Currently Unknown*
Halloween Afternoon TeaKisai Halloween
Halloween Night in the ForestOmiya Halloween Fes
GO GO Halloween Halloween World Warabi
Halloween Hot Air BalloonSeibuen Halloween
Cocoon City Halloween Party
Halloween Fireworks
Ario Halloween
Tobu Zoo Halloween
Halloween Lantern Night

Halloween Afternoon tea

Shikitei in Omiya will have their annual Halloween afternoon tea again this year:

Halloween Night in the Forest

The annual “Halloween Night in the Forest” at Shinrin park is on again this year:

Go Go Halloween

Supposedly the largest Halloween event in Kita-kanto, the Honjo Go Go Halloween event is back at its rightful home this year:

Halloween Hot Air Balloon

Here’s the rare chance to go up in an hot air balloon for just 800 yen this Halloween!

Cocoon City Halloween Party

An annual event at Cocoon City, Saitama Shintoshin:

Halloween Fireworks

The second place on the list that have Halloween Fireworks in the Kanto plain. But unlike the ones in Kanagawa prefecture, these ones will actually go ahead in 2022! Weather permitting:

Ario Halloween

The Halloween theme of the Ario malls changes each year. This year they have a “Star light” Halloween event in dozens of their branches including the Kawaguchi, Washinomiya (Kuki), Fukaya and Ageo branches in Saitama. This year, the Kawaguchi event is one of their larger Halloween events with a Halloween Lantern night on October 29th. (There are also two other Halloween Lantern nights in Saitama Prefecture this year (not Ario) in Kuki and Kawajima). Ario have an official Halloween web page, with all participating Ario branches listed. Each branch is a little different, but most have a dance event at the core of their Halloween celebrations.

Tobu Zoo Halloween Events

The Tobu Zoo Halloween events are a little different to normal on account of the pandemic. But they will mark the occasion. Full details available on this blog in English:


There are a few other smaller Halloween events, such as:

Halloween Events that don’t seem to be on in Saitama in 2022

Halloween Festa at Seibu Yuenchi

Seibu Amusement Park usually open their “Halloween Festa” from the middle of September.  Among the popular events is Trick or treat and parades. However, since they reopened in 2020, after half a year of renovations, things have been very different. Many of their popular events don’t seem to have a place in the retro amusement park. Unfortunately it looks like they will not have Halloween events again this year. But they haven’t confirmed either way yet.

Omiya Halloween

It appears that for the third year in a row, there will be no Omiya Halloween fes . They actually haven’t released any official information either way. But they didn’t in 2020 either. If the event was going ahead they would have started promoting it by now.

Kisai Halloween

The Kisai Halloween event seems to be cancelled again in 2022, although I have yet to find an official notification about it being cancelled. Kisai Halloween was Saitama’s longest running Halloween event before the pandemic.

Halloween World Warabi

The long running Halloween event in Warabi city (near Tokyo) kept things quiet in 2021 and slyly had a small event on early in October! It may well be the same in 2022.


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