Trivia: Why is Halloween so popular in Japan?

Oct 26, 2020

Q.

Halloween is popular in Japan…but why?

A.

Even though Halloween did not originate in Japan, Japan has become one of the top destinations for travelers looking to have the best Halloween Celebration. It all started back in 2000 when Tokyo Disneyland decided to host a Halloween event, an opportunity so popular that it spread to other theme parks and caught on to the general population.

The reason why Halloween has become so popular in Japan is because of the cosplay (dress up) culture. Japanese people love a reason to dress in costume, and Halloween is the perfect opportunity to join in on the fun. Nowadays, you can even see groups of Japanese coworkers dressed up in theme after work, enjoying drinking parties.

Trick-or-treating is not part of Halloween celebration in Japan, but some local towns sometimes offer trick-or-treating opportunities for kids where shop owners will provide candy.

How do you best like to celebrate Halloween?

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