Halloween desserts and mascaraed parade! This year’s Halloween events at Roppongi Hills

01.October.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

The annual event, “ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2018” where visitors can enjoy foods and services related to Halloween, will be held at Roppongi Hills from October 11th (Thurs.) to 31st (Wed.) 2018.

 

Many kinds of unique and fun “Halloween-limited events” will be held at Roppongi Hills. This year, various menu items including items where you can change the taste by pouring a blood-looking sauce over it and delicious, photogenic items can be enjoyed.

 

Since the Tokyo International Film Festival is held on October 27th (Sat.), right before Halloween, a Halloween parade using the motifs of movie characters will be held in Roppongi. Also, you can enjoy many kinds of contents including a nail make up service and a stamp rally.

 

Roppongi Hills Halloween Parade ~Let’s dress up like movie characters and join the parade~

The 16th “Halloween Parade” was held last year with about 3,000 participants. Because the Tokyo International Film Festival is held in Roppongi and it is known as the “city of movies” where many Japan premiers are held, the theme of the parade is “movies.” Both children and adults will get dressed up as movie characters and join the parade. The parade, led by a brass band playing Halloween music, will depart from Roppongi Hills Arena and walk for about 25 minutes (1km). Children who join the parade can get some snacks.

 

Venue: Roppongi Hills Arena

Date: October, 27th (Sat.) 10:30 to 13:30 (plan)

Eligibility for participants: persons who are dressed up as a movie character can participate in the parade

Participation method: October 27th (Sat.) 9:45 to 13:00 ※Roppongi Hills Arena is the registration venue.

Participation fee: free

TEL: 03-6406-6000(Roppongi Hills Conclusive Information)

 

※Persons who have registered during the registration hours (9:45 to 13:00) can join the parade. Advanced registration is not necessary.

※Each group will consist of 200 persons and will start walking at different times.

※The parade will finish in about 25 minutes.

※Please note that you might have to wait for a while before the parade starts.

※All children must be accompanied with their parents or guardians (parents or guardians don’t have to wear a costume)

※Please note that changing rooms and baggage compartments are not available.

※The event will be canceled depending on weather conditions.

 

Halloween Kids Stamp Rally

This is a service where you can collect stamps at six stores (out of 21 stores) located inside Roppongi Hills. A stamp card can be obtained at “Roppongi Hills Information Center” located inside Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 2F. A specially made soft-served ice cream will be offered at “Grand Food Hall” which was opened in Hill Side B2F on September 13th.

 

Venue: Participating stores located inside Roppongi Hills

Date: October, 21st (Sun.), 27th (Sat.), 28th (Sun.) 12:00~ ※The event will be finished when it reaches a fixed number.

Qualifying age: over 12 ※A parent/guardian must accompany the child

Stores: Uchino Touch (West Walk 4F), Cole Haan (Hill Side B1F), SABON (West Walk 4F), Dogs Care Joker (Hill Side B1F), BorneLund (Hill Side B2F), United Arrows Roppongi (West Walk 2F) etc.

※Numbered tickets will be distributed from 11:00 at Roppongi Hills Information Center

※Please note that the number of stamp sheets and prizes is limited.

 

Halloween-limited menu items ~Photogenic menu items which are too good for eating and menu items that you can change the flavor of, will be sold.

Unique and fun “Halloween-limited menu items” are now recognized as the seasonal tradition of Roppongi Hills. Delicious and photogenic menu items will be sold from October 11th to October 31st (Wed.). Let’s enjoy these menu items which will make you want to take photos of them.

“Jack-o’-lantern” \1,800 (eggcellent) 15 dishes per day

A monster-size item that comes with 10 slices of originally selected chewy pancakes that contain purple potato. You can enjoy two flavors by cutting it into half and pouring a chocolate sauce over it. It is recommended that you share it with several persons.

 “Obake no Apple Pie” 1,200 yen (TUSK)

This item is a pumpkin face made with pie dough that boosts the atmosphere of Halloween. Cold caramel ice cream is placed on top of the hot apple pie so you can enjoy both crispy and soft textures at the same time. The look of the menu item becomes bloody and gory when you pour the red berry sauce over it. Let’s take a video of it!

 “Halloween Burger Set” \1,680 yen (Park 6 Powered by bondolfi boncaffe) 15 dishes per day

A charming ghost hamburger that comes with fangs and a tongue made with cheese and buns grilled using bamboo charcoal. The menu comes with potato, ketchup and a drink.

Halloween Cup Cake 2018” \604/one piece (LOLA’S Cupcakes Tokyo)

5 kinds of photogenic cupcakes.  A pumpkin, skull, ghost and monster are turned into cupcakes! These items are suitable to be bought as a gift♡

“Pumpkin Aragosta” \650 yen (Park 6 Powered by bondolfi boncaffe) 15 dishes per day

The Halloween version of PARK 6’s original hybrid dessert “Aragosta Soft” will be sold! A new type soft served ice cream which you can eat using just one hand. This item is very photogenic.

 

 

Roppongi Hills Observation Deck Tokyo View City ~enjoy the Halloween sky at a venue 250m above sea level~

Tokyo City View which is located on 52F of MoriTower will provide special contents from October 11th (Thurs.) to 31st (Wed.). The contents include a coupon service where persons wearing costumes can receive a Halloween-limited afternoon tea. Let’s enjoy the “Halloween sky!”

 

Venue: Roppongi Hills Observation Deck Tokyo City View

Period: 2018 October 11th (Thurs.) to 31st (Wed.)

Time: 10:00 to 23:00 (last entrance 22:30) the venue will be opened until 25:00 on Friday, Saturday and the day before a holiday (last entrance 24:00)

※The business hours of the sky deck is 11:00 to 20:00 (last entrance 19:30)

Entrance fee – observation deck: adult \1,800, students (high school, college/university students) \1,200, children (4 years old to junior high school) \600, seniors (over 65) \1,500

Entrance fee – sky deck: additional fee (\500 – adults, \300 4 years old to junior high school) must be paid in addition to the entrance fee.  

※All prices noted above include tax

※Children below elementary school must be accompanied by their parents or guardian.

 

Let’s wear a costume and go to the observation deck! Entrance fee discount service.

A campaign where persons wearing a costume can get a 50% discount (entrance fee) will be held! You can enjoy a fantastic time at the observation deck. Children below elementary school can enter the venue for free. Let’s have a wonderful time with your family or friends.

 

Why not enjoy Roppongi Hills over the three week period when Roppongi Hills and Tokyo are filled with a Halloween mood?

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    ■Information

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    Kuro Zaku Soft – ¥500 (Tax Included)

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    Halloween 2018 Page: https://zakuzaku.co.jp/lp/halloween2018/

    Official Website: https://zakuzaku.co.jp/

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    ■Information

    Disney-themed limited edition Halloween desserts

    Available between:28th September to 31st October

    ※ In the rare case that supplies run short, please accept our apology in advance. Please acknowledge that some branches may not supply these Disney Halloween collection desserts.

    ※ The prices including tax stated above have been rounded down to the nearest ¥1. As some stores may calculate their prices including tax differently, please acknowledge that the prices of this collection may vary.


    Ginza Cozy Corner official website:https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/

     

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    Illuminating Lollipop
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    Price (one): 800 yen (tax not included)
    Color/flavor: random

    Candy
    This popular candy comes in new 2018 designs and new flavors
    Price (40g):580 yen (tax not included)
    Color/flavor: yellow and blue / pine, orange and black / pair, pink and purple / strawberry, orange and white / orange cola, purple and yellow / grape soda, black / passion, white / lychee

    Original tattoo stickers (5 kinds) will be handed out to those of who show their Instagram “follower” screen. (Sep. 15th 2018 (Sat.) to 30th (Sun.)). 
     
    Why not surprise your friends and family with PAPABUBBLE’s realistic and unique desserts!

     

    ■Information

    PAPABUBBLE Halloween new products
    Available from Sep. 15th 2018 (Sat.) to Oct. 31st (Wed.)
    ※ “Medama Marshmallow will be sold from Oct. 1st (Mon.)
    ※ Reservations for “Nomiso Marshmallow” started on Sep. 15th and the product will be handed out from Oct. 1st (Mon.).
    ※ Concerning the make-to-order of “Nomiso Marshmallows”
    The item will be shipped within 5 days (fastest) after a reservation is made. Please note your address, name, TEL and the day you want to receive the product with the title of “脳みそマシュマロ” (Nomiso Marshmallow) Send an e-mail to web@papabubble.jp
     
    Available stores: PAPABUBBLE direct shops throughout Japan
    Nakano / Shibuya / GINZA SIX / Yokohama / Daimaru Tokyo / Lumine Est Shinjuku / LUCUA Osaka / Fukuoka Tenjin Chikagai / Sendai Parco 2 / Chiba Sogo JUNNU / Nihonbashi Store / Keio Norengai / Yokohama Land Mark 
     
    PAPABUBBLE official sitehttp://www.papabubble.jp/

     

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    Halloween is right around the corner, and in Tokyo, the spooky celebrations are beginning early. If you’re in the capital this month, here are 5 places you must check out this Halloween.

     

    Plain Clothes Halloween 2019 @ Shibuya

    Worried about what to wear for Halloween this year? No need to panic. If you’re spending your Halloween in Shibuya this year, which is known the world over for its incredible Halloween festivities, then head to Tokyo Culture Culture on October 27 where a very unique event is taking place.

     

    Jimi (“Plain”) Halloween is an event that takes out the stress of having to go all out for Halloween as people go dressed as ordinary people. It has been held annually since 2014, with the number of attendees growing each year. Over 800 people took part last year, all clad in their plain clothes.

     

    This year’s event will be split into three slots, with a capacity of 200 people per slot. Sign-up has already started, so if you’re interested, check the times below and book ASAP.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/263176

     

    ▶︎Jimi Halloween

    Date: October 27, 2019 (3 Slots / 200 People Per Slot)

     Slot ①: 11:00-14:00 

     Slot ②: 15:00-18:00 

     Slot ③: 19:00-22:00 

    ★Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the website below

    Venue: Tokyo Culture Culture (cocoti SHIBUYA 4F, 1-23-16 Shibuya, Tokyo)

    Entry: Free (Apply at the link below)

    Sign-Up: https://dailyportalz.jp/kiji/jimihalloween2019

     

    MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN @ Odaiba

    Unko Museum Tokyo, a poop-themed (unko in Japanese) museum located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, opened its Halloween event “MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN ~Unko & Dancing Halloween~” last Friday which will run all the way up to October 31. They are serving “max unko kawaii-ness” in this all-new Halloween event.

    At the Unko Museum this Halloween, expect to see nnko idol monsters, unko mummies, and lots of other cute and fashionable unko critters. All of them will be part of a spooky parade together with the museum’s mascot character Umberto. 

     

    Also, if you go up to one of the museum staff members and say, “Trick or Unko?” you’ll receive a special Halloween gift. There’s lots of other unko-fying entertainment to be enjoyed, so if you’re looking for a different kind of Halloween experience, be sure to find out more about MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/262397

     

    ▶︎MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN ~Unko & Dancing Halloween~

    Location: Unko Museum Tokyo

    Address: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza Floor 2F, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Entries 20:00)

    No Fixed Holidays (Except when DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is closed)

    Ticket Reservations: https://reserve.ale-box.com/reserve/169

    Official Website: https://unkomuseum.com/tokyo

     

    ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019 @ Roppongi

    Roppongi Hills has announced this year’s Halloween festival. Titled “ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019,” it will take place from October 1 to 31, packed full of spooky fun from a Halloween costume parade to a ghoulish gourmet menu line-up, featuring an always-unique array of food and drink.

    Halloween Cupcakes – ¥638 Each @ LOLA’S Cupcakes Tokyo (Available from October 5)

    LOLA’S Cupcakes has baked up an assortment of cute monster motif cupcakes, with flavours including pumpkin, purple sweet potato and more. Whichever one you pick, it’s sure to give you a smile and delight your taste buds.

    Happy Monster – ¥980 @ Cafe Crepe

    Delight in this cute pumpkin and fresh cream crepe, filled with pumpkin ice cream and snug in an orange crepe wrap. Housed inside is an adorable purple sweet potato mont blanc monster wearing a witch’s hat.

     

    There’s plenty of other Halloween-themed menu treats besides these too in addition to numerous spine-chilling events.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/257307

     

    ▶︎ROPPONGI HILLS HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019

    Running: October 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019

    Official Website: https://www.roppongihills.com/en/

     

    PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY ~KAWAII MASQUERADE~ @ Tama

    Sanrio Puroland is currently holding its “PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY ~KAWAII MASQUERADE~” Halloween festival will until October 31. This is the park’s first mask-themed festival, with each day split into two slots: Day and Night. During the daytime, guests are invited to the park’s “Cute Masked Party” string of events. But when night falls, the monsters creep their way out for the “Beautifully Scary Masquerade Party.”

    With the release of IT Chapter Two―the sequel to one of the biggest horror hits in years―Sanrio Puroland is collaborating with the film. This includes Hello Kitty taking Pennywise’s place in the movie poster amongst other special content.

    A ball mask parade is taking place on the first floor Puro Bridge. The Sanrio cast is dressed up in ballroom attire with masks and dance elegant dances, pulling onlookers into a frightening yet beautiful world.

     

    As part of the Halloween celebrations, if you arrive at the park in full Halloween dress you can get a discount on Passport Tickets. Be sure to go clad in your best outfit to have the most fun!

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/249600

     

    ▶︎PURO HALLOWEEN PARTY ~KAWAII MASQUERADE~

    Running: September 13, 2019 – October 31, 2019

    DAY: Weekdays – Until 14:30 / Weekends – Until 15:00

    NIGHT: Weekdays – From 14:30 Until Closing / Weekends – From 15:00 Until Closing

    *Weekday closing hours during the Halloween period is 6:00pm. Times subject to change.

    Event Page: https://www.puroland.jp/2019_halloween/

     

    VISION HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019 @ Shibuya

    VISION HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019 @ Shibuya

    The annual Halloween event at SOUND MUSEUM VISION, a club in Dogenzaka, Shibuya, will take place again this year on October 31.

     

    Look forward to seeing live DJ performances from Yasutaka Nakata and SHINTARO with special guest acts from Kuro-chan and Ringo-chan of Yasuda Dai Circus as well as live performances from Yayoi Daimon and Rei©hi.

     

    Dress up in your fanciest Halloween dress and club all night this Halloween!

     

    VISION HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019

    Date: October 31, 2019

    Time: Open – 21:00

    Price: Dress-Up Discount ¥2,500 / Door ¥3,500

    Event Page: http://www.vision-tokyo.com/event/vision-halloweenparty-2019

     

     

    Which of these events takes your fancy? Let us know on Twitter @moshi_moshi_glb or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/msmsnippon/

  • Ginza’s Gorgeous Ice Cream Shop coisof Releases Halloween Parfait

    18.October.2019 | FOOD

    Ginza’s luxury ice cream shop has released a new parfait flavour for the Halloween and autumn season.

    They have called it the “Akiiro Murasaki coi Parfait” (Autumn Colour Purple coi Parfait). Coloured like the vivid sumire plant―a species of violet―this mouth-watering parfait contains a jam made in-house with whole natsuhaze, a wild type of blueberry that has been used in Japan since ancient times. It’s topped with a dollop of rich and milky ice cream, a puree made from in-season purple sweet potatoes, and assorted nuts for added crunch.

    Natsuhaze blueberries contain a lot of polyphenols, giving them an elegant sour flavour which goes unbelievably well with the taste of the milky ice cream and sweet potato. The parfait is served with a liqueur made from sumire extract.

    For the Halloween period between October 16 to 31, the parfait can also be topped with various spooky decorations at no extra cost, like chocolate ghosts, spiders and cobwebs.

     

    If you’re celebrating Halloween in Japan this year, or want to treat your date to a Halloween treat, then take them to Tokyo’s high-class shopping district Ginza for a luxurious parfait.

  • Starbucks Japan Unveils Halloween Dark Night Frappuccino®

    17.October.2019 | FOOD

    Starbucks Coffee Japan has announced a new beverage called the Halloween Dark Night Frappuccino® which will be released at Starbucks branches (*1) across Japan from 17:22 (*2)―the time of sunset when night begins―on October 18, 2019. The coffee chain is also releasing its new “Halloween Masquerade” filter on Instagram (*3).

     

    *1. Select branches not participating.
    *2. Roll out time may differ at select branches.
    *3. Instagram is a service owned by Facebook, Inc. The above-mentioned filter is not backed or managed by Instagram in any way nor is it affiliated with the service.

    The Halloween Dark Night Frappuccino® is themed on an evening masquerade party. It will go on sale when the sun sets at 17:22 on October 18. As the name suggests, the drink itself is black and mysterious like the night, blending together black cocoa powder with white chocolate brownie.

     

    The jet black beverage also has a red hue to it which comes from a sweet and sour red berry sauce made from raspberries, cranberries and strawberries. It’s topped with a squirt of fluffy whipped cream, sprinkled with black cocoa powder, and drizzled with more of that red berry sauce to create that Halloween aesthetic. The black cocoa adds a delicious bitterness to the sweetness of the brownie and the sweet and sour mixed berries, creating a mouth-watering flavour combination.

     

    The Halloween Masquerade filter was developed by Starbucks for people’s Instagram stories this Halloween. There are four masks to choose from which can be changed by just tapping on the screen. There are other cool Halloween effects on the filter to find too. Something might even pop out of your mouth if you open wide…

    Starbucks Japan will also sell the above-pictured Halloween cup stands when the drinks go on sale. Limited in stock, the stands come in black and white, titled Halloween Red Night Frappuccino® or the Halloween Dark Night Frappuccino® respectively. You can buy them separately or as a set.

     

    Experience a spooky masquerade party at Starbucks this Halloween.

  • Wear Plain Clothes This Halloween at Shibuya’s Jimi Halloween 2019 Event

    13.October.2019 | FASHION

    Worried about what to wear for Halloween this year? No need to panic. If you’re spending your Halloween in Shibuya this year, which is known the world over for its incredible Halloween festivities, then head to Tokyo Culture Culture on October 27 where a very unique event is taking place.

    Jimi Halloween is an event that takes out the stress of having to go all out for Halloween as people go dressed as ordinary people. It has been held annually since 2014, with the number of attendees growing each year. Over 800 people took part last year, all clad in their plain clothes.

     

    This year’s event will be split into three slots, with a capacity of 200 people per slot. Sign-ups begin on October 15 at 12:00pm (JST).

     

     

    Past Examples

    ①Situational attire

    Beauty salon client

    Dressing up as someone doing something has been a popular choice at the event recently. You can come up with some creative ideas that’ll make people say, “You came as that?!”

     

    ②”I’ve seen people like that!” attire

    Flea market woman

    There’s always certain types of people that everyone sees, and in Japan this is one of them!

     

    ③”I get it, but I don’t get it” attire

    Hawaii vibe  uncle

    You’ve heard all about them, but have you seen them?

     

    ④Work attire

    Handing out tissues with pachinko ads on them

    Work attire is a go-to at the plain clothes event. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this is the one that started the entire movement.

     

    ⑤Miscellaneous attire

    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

    The final entry is those which are hard to categorise. They serve whatever vibes they are feeling.

     

    Attend this year’s event and show off your own unique ideas!

  • Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Transforms For Halloween 2019

    11.October.2019 | FOOD

    Royal Park Hotel Tokyo in Nihonbashi has begun its Halloween festivities for 2019, including a bone-chilling black and orange food and dessert menu, spooky decorations, a photo spot in the first floor main lobby, and more.

    Check out their mouth-watering sweets assortment! Their Halloween Afternoon Tea set is packed full of autumntime flavours, from the glass desserts, to the apple chiboust, chocolate pocket watches with bats on them, adorable monster burgers, and more.

    The hotel is also offering a Halloween Dinner Buffet on weekends and holidays decorated in Halloween colours. Pile your tray with figs and blackcurrants, chestnut mousse, pumpkin tarts, and plenty of other tasty treats, all prepared fresh in the kitchen.

    This is just a peek into the hair-raising fun happening right now at Royal Park Hotel Tokyo. There’s also the Halloween Cocktail Fair, Halloween Sweets & Bread event, and much more.

     

    Spend your Halloween here, or even use it as an opportunity to try wearing your Halloween costume out so you’re ready for October 31!

  • Tokyo’s Poop Museum Announces Halloween Event ‘MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN’

    10.October.2019 | SPOT

    Unko Museum Tokyo, a poop-themed (unko in Japanese) museum located on the second floor of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, opened its Halloween event “MAX UNKO HALLOWEEN ~Unko & Dancing Halloween~” last Friday which will run all the way up to October 31. They are serving “max unko kawaii-ness” in this all-new Halloween event.

    Unflushed Poop Resurrects For a Poop Monster Parade

    At the Unko Museum this Halloween, expect to see nnko idol monsters, unko mummies, and lots of other cute and fashionable unko critters. All of them will be part of a spooky parade together with the museum’s mascot character Umberto. Join in as they show the audience how to do the unko dance which the museum created themselves!

    Candy Rains From the Unko Volcano

    You’ll find Halloween decorations all around the Unko Museum for the duration of the event. If you’ve visited before, you’ll be familiar with the Unko Volcano which normally spurts out poop. Well, for Halloween, it will instead offer up candy. Its design has also changed so it’s more fitting for the spooky season.

     

    By the way, if you go up to one of the museum staff members and say, “Trick or Unko?” you’ll receive a special present. Don’t miss out―pluck up the courage and just say those words!

    Exclusive Unko Museum Halloween Merchandise

    The museum’s popular “My Unko Maker” feature, where you sit on a toilet and colourful poop appears at the bottom, will also take on a Halloween theme. Halloween items will also be sold including the above-pictured unko headbands.

     

    Visit the quirky Unko Museum for a Halloween event like no other.

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