Halloween Festival Coming to Virtual Shibuya
Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward and au 5G are coming together to promote this year’s Halloween events online through Virtual Shibuya, a digital space accessible from smartphones, PCs, and VR devices. A number of events will be held from October 16 until October 30, incorporating popular artists, companies, and popular anime series. The concept for the event is ‘FUN FOR GOOD,’ aiming to inspire people to contribute to their community while also enjoying the holidays.
Sadly, this year’s Halloween celebration in Shibuya will be canceled again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ease any congestion on the streets, the ward is promoting the Virtual Shibuya au 5G Halloween Festival 2021, which will be available to anyone, anywhere. That’s right: you won’t need to be in Tokyo to participate!
Special Anime Talks
A simultaneous global virtual fan meetup for Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night will be held on October 16! Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, who plays Kirito, and Haruka Tomatsu, who plays Asuna, will appear in Virtual Shibuya in avatar form to discuss some highlights of the upcoming film.
Also, to commemorate the release of the 100th volume of Detective Conan, the Conan Edogawa x Furuya Rei Special Talk in Virtual Shibuya event will take place on October 30th, featuring voice actors Minami Takayama and Tohru Furuya.
Three artists are scheduled to perform live in Virtual Shibuya during the Halloween event!
・October 24 – povo Presents Creepy Nuts
・October 26 – au 5G Presents MY FIRST STORY
・October 31 – au 5G Presents Atarashii Gakko!
A number of attractions will be available during the two-week event period. Check the website for complete details!
Starting October 16, an official store selling original event merchandise will be accessible in Virtual Shibuya and on the special event website. These goods will feature characters from select anime series and artists who have supported the project, with all proceeds being reinvested into Shibuya ward. The above items aren’t the only things that will on sale, so be sure to check the website for more details!
Limited-Time Only! Make a Collaboration Anime Avatar During Halloween!
In collaboration with avatar platform AVATARIUM, visitors will be able to generate custom avatars wearing costumes from Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night and Detective Conan! Choose from characters Asuna (SAO), Kirito (SAO), Conan Edogawa (Detective Conan), Ran Mori (Detective Conan), Furuya Rei (Detective Conan), and The Criminal (Detective Conan).
Even if you’re not in Japan, be sure to check out the event while you can!
Virtual Shibuya au 5G Halloween Festival 2021
Running: October 16 – October 31, 2021
Location: Virtual Shibuya (authorized by Shibuya Ward)
How to Participate: Virtual Shibuya can be accessed using VR Devices, smartphones, and PC/Mac. Users will need to create a free cluster account and install the cluster app on the device you will be using.
Create a cluster Account: https://cluster.mu/
Download the cluster app: https://cluster.mu/downloads
Official Site: https://vcity.au5g.jp/shibuya/halloween2021
Terrifying Halloween Night Yokai Tour to be Held at Kokuminshukusha Shodoshima in Kagawa Prefecture
In conjunction with the autumn segment of Setouchi Triennale 2022, the Yokai Halloween 2022 event will be held for the first time at the Yokai Art Museum in Shodoshima in Kagawa. During the event, guests can take part in the Halloween Night Yokai Tour on Saturdays, which will invite them to transform into terrifying ghouls! Each guest will receive a yokai mask and will be tasked to test their courage in this unique Halloween event. Those visiting the museum in costume will receive a discount, and visitors can also enjoy some spooky treats at the Yokai Bar. This is one museum horror fans won’t want to miss!
Visit the Yokai Art Museum at Night
Unlike daytime, the Yokai Art Museum is filled with a mysterious energy at night. With a flashlight in hand, staff members will lead guests on a tour through the museum, which exhibits more than 800 yokai sculptures. Visitors can wear yokai masks and costumes, and unlike a haunted house, you won’t need to worry about yokai jumping out at you. However, the staff may ask you to keep an eye out for anything mysterious. Guests are permitted to take as many photos as they like inside the museum, so be sure to share your experience on social media!
Too Realistic! Enjoy Finger Cookies at the Yokai Bar
At the Yokai Bar attached to the museum, guests can find these terrifying finger cookies! These were made in collaboration with FUJI, a popular snack shop in Shidoshima. While tasty, they might be a little too realistic for some people. These will be available in two flavors: spicy and sweet.
Rent a Halloween Lantern for Free
A Night Walk through the Shidoshima Maze will invite visitors to carry a Halloween-themed lantern through the town. This event is being held to promote tourism in the town at night, and lanterns will be free to rent! These will be available in different colors from the first floor of the nearby Shodoshima International Hotel. Shodoshima, known as the City of Mazes, has over 60 streets with three-way intersections and many mysterious alleys. Walking through the town at night will be an experience you’ll never forget, especially during the spookiest time of the year!
Halloween Night Yokai Tour
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / November 5
Time: 20:00 at the Yokai Art Museum (Please reserve your spot by 20:00.)
Venue: Yokai Art Museum (298 Kou, Tonosho, Shozu District, Kagawa)
Price: Adults ¥3400 / Middle/High School Students ¥1,950 / Elementary Students and Under are free (Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)
*Fee includes admission, yokai masks, and the tour.
Details/Reserve Tickets: https://www.asoview.com/channel/tickets/eZLNyX5SzG/
*The tour will feature parts of buildings 1-4 and will be led by staff members. Fee includes admission to the museum. Guests can enjoy the museum both before and after the tour, and may re-enter the museum only on the same day.
NAKED’s Halloween Event Coming to Tokyo Tower for a Limited Time
22.September.2022 | SPOT
Digital art collective NAKED will hold a special Halloween projection mapping show at Tokyo Tower! The Tokyo Tower City Light Fantasia ~Halloween Party 2022~ event will run from September 16 until October 31 on the 2nd floor of the tower’s main deck.
NAKED has collaborated with Tokyo Tower in the past to create shows inspired by the seasons. These incredible illuminations captivate audiences at night, and this fall, visitors will be captivated by autumn leaves dancing in the breeze along with silvergrass swaying and the sound of chirping insects. The scene will eventually change into something more spooky–a ghost will appear alongside witches, bats, and pumpkins! The main deck will be enveloped in Halloween colors perfect for a fall photoshoot!
TOKYO TOWER CITY LIGHT FANTASIA ~Halloween Party 2022~
Venue: Tokyo Tower Main Deck (150m), 2F North Side Floor
Running: September 16 – October 31, 2022
September 16 – September 30 / 18:00-Close
October 1 – October 31 / 17:30-Close
Entry: Guests can enjoy the main deck for only the price of entry to the observation deck.
Sanrio Puroland Begins Autumn’s Puro Halloween Event
15.September.2022 | SPOT
From September 9 until November 1, Sanrio Puroland is celebrating the spookiest season of the year with the Puro Halloween event. On the first day of the event, guests immediately showed up to enjoy the new additions to the park, including the light show, Halloween photo spot, and an exclusive food menu filled with autumn flavors.
The theme of this year’s event is the popular Halloween phrase “Trick or Treat!” Popular Sanrio characters are all dressed up in spooky costumes, with each joining Team Trick or Team Treat!
First Set of Seasonal Goods (Costume ver.)
At Puro Village, guests can see the incredible Trick or Treat light show, perfect for getting into the Halloween mood!
Fairyland Theater will present the new ‘Let’s Trick or Treat’ stage show as well, with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel dressed in new costumes as they dance and play games with each other.
‘Vampire Butler Cafe ~Broken Rules~’ Immersive Horror Experience
Along with these new shows, those looking for a fright can visit the Vampire Butler Cafe, Puroland’s first immersive horror show featuring handsome actors dressed as vampires. This will only be open after Puroland closes, and only on select dates. Younger children can also enjoy a special candy-catching event sure to excite!
Starting October 1, a Halloween version of the Mewkledreamy March stage show will wow audiences. Everyone’s favorite characters Mew, Peko, and Su will appear in new costumes, so don’t miss it!
Limited Time Food Menu
Limited Time Photo Spot
In the Rainbow Hall on the third floor, guests can take pictures a bright orange and purple photo spot. In the Character Food Court on the first floor, new menu items are available, served on decorated tables. The limited food menu offers everything from Meatball Curry to a Luxurious Sweet Potato Parfait. If you like autumn treats, be sure to enjoy while taking some pictures to post on social media!
Come enjoy the Halloween season with your favorite Sanrio characters, and don’t forget to say “Trick or Treat!”
© 2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN MMP,TX 著作 株式会社サンリオ
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel to Hold Halloween Sweets Fair in October
From October 1 until October 31, Yokohama Royal Park Hotel will hold a special Halloween Fair at its delicatessen and lounge Coffret. In addition to six playful sweets from the Halloween Frankenstein to the Halloween Mummy, two types of autumn bread featuring pumpkin and purple sweet potato will be available, allowing guests to enjoy the taste of the season!
Halloween Mont Blanc
Halloween Pound Cake
Pumpkin Cream Fondue / Halloween Anpan
Come enjoy this Halloween with some cute and silly sweets!
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
Venue: Coffret Delicatessen and Lounge, 1F
Hours: Lounge 10:00-20:00 (*Cakes served starting at 11:00) /
Reservations: 045-221-1111 (Representatives available 11:00-20:00)
Q-pot CAFE to Offer Cute Halloween Sweets to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
05.September.2022 | FOOD
Q-pot CAFE in Omotesando will be offering up some Halloween treats to celebrate the location’s 10th anniversary! Guests will be able to sample these special sweets from September 3 until October 31, 2022.
Happy Halloween! Afternoon Tea Set
The festive Happy Halloween afternoon tea features pink Jack-o’-lantern macarons and other Halloween-inspired sweets.
Fluffy Floating Ghost Plate (Drink Included)
The adorable ghost is made from fluffy milk mousse covered with gyuhi, a typical ingredient in Japanese sweets made from rice flour. Inside is blackcurrant and redcurrant jelly with an incredibly sweet and sour flavor.
Black Devil Tea Mocha
Featuring large devil wings, this tasty and eye-catching beverage is a mix of black tea, chocolate, and milk. When the cocoa cream melts, the taste changes to something creamy and cozy, perfect for the autumn months.
Shimmering Blueberry & Grapefruit Soda
This refreshing sweet and sour drink combines blueberries and pink grapefruit along with soda and pearl powder.
Come enjoy Halloween while celebrating the cafe’s 10th anniversary!
Q-pot CAFE 10th Halloween Menu
Location: Q-pot CAFE Omotesando
Running: September 3 – October 31, 2022
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Last Order at 18:30)
Sanrio Characters to Celebrate Halloween with Special Campaign
04.September.2022 | FASHION
Namco will be releasing some exclusive Halloween prizes featuring everyone’s favorite Sanrio characters! The Halloween event will run from September 9 until October 31 at around 200 Namco Amusement Centers nationwide and on the Torumo online crane game mall.
During the campaign, exclusive prizes featuring brand-new designs of popular Sanrio characters will be available in crane game machines!
When ¥500 is inserted into select crane games using the link function of the Namco Point app, an original sticker will be gifted to players! Starting September 16, those collecting three of these original stickers will receive an original pin that looks just like candy! All guests need to do is show their stickers to the staff.
Exclusive Clear Shopping Bag (3 varieties)
Original Sticker (5 varieties)
Original Candy Pin (5 varieties)
Prizes will also be available from Torumo, an online crane game mall. In addition, a present campaign will be held to select winners to receive a special blanket! To enter, all you need to do is play the target machine three times. During the campaign period, by following a participating store on the Namco Point app, customers will receive a limited edition shopping bag!
Come grab some of these Halloween goods and show off your Sanrio love!
ⓒ ’22 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPR. NO. L633490
©Bandai Namco Amusement Inc.
Namco de Halloween 2022 ~Night of Kawaii Creatures~
Running: September 9 – October 31, 2022
Participating Locations: Namco Amusement Centers nationwide (200 locations), Torumo online crane game mall
Halloween Afternoon Tea with Black Cat Motif Coming to Tokyo’s Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
During the month of October, Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo will be offering a special Autumn Afternoon Tea. Inspired by Halloween–and particularly black cats–Lounge Momiji on the first floor will invite guests to devour some tasty treats.
This year’s Halloween theme is ‘black cats,’ which are said to be the messengers of witches. Guests will be able to enjoy Halloween-specific sweets and afternoon tea to fully enjoy the flavors of autumn.
In addition to sweet and sour macaroons filled with blackcurrant with a black cat motif, visitors can enjoy a bat-themed purple sweet potato Mont Blanc and cream puffs made with pumpkin. The black cat cookies are also perfect for posting to Instagram, so come enjoy lots of sweet and savory goods made with autumn fruits and vegetables such as grapes, persimmons, and figs.
Come enjoy afternoon tea and get into the Halloween spirit this October!
Autumn Afternoon Tea ~Chat Noir~
Venue: Lounge Momiji (Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 1F)
Price: ¥5,800 per person
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
Hours: 1:00 PM-6:00 PM (Last entry at 3:00 PM, All You Can Drink)
Details/ Reservations: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/shintakanawa/plan/momiji/afternoontea2H_Halloween/
Halloween Afternoon Tea with a Ghost Theme Coming to Kyoto for a Limited Time
Art Grace Wedding Hills, a wedding venue in Kyoto, will be offering a ghostly Halloween Afternoon Tea experience in September and October!
Mischievous Ghost Halloween Parfait *Sample Image
Sweets *Sample Image
Savory Dishes *Sample Image
Adorable ghosts and Halloween-inspired sweets made with autumn flavors such as pears, apples, chestnuts, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes will be on the menu. The Mischievous Ghost Halloween Parfait has a refreshing finish with blackcurrant mousse and blood orange jelly. The marshmallows, made to look like ghosts wearing witch hats, are perfect for posting on social media.
How would you like to spend a sweet time in Kyoto this Halloween season?
~Trick or Treat~ Halloween Autumn Afternoon Tea
September 4, 9, 16, 18, 25, 30
October 2, 7, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 30
Times: Seating 1, 13:00-14:30 / Seating 2, 15:15~16:45 (90 minute seatings)
*Must make a reservation a minimum of 15 minutes before seating.
*Only 1 seating on weekdays.
Venue: Kyoto Art Grace Wedding Hills
GARNiDELiA to Host Halloween Party Featuring luz, Syounen T, Shoose
Music duo GARNiDELiA will hold its annual Halloween party on October 21, 2022 at Toyosu PIT. The lineup now includes a number of popular acts, including luz, Syounen T, and Shoose. Titled ‘GARNiDELiA Presents HALLOWEEN MiRACLE WONDER PARTY 2022,’ the live performance will invite participating artists to dress up in costumes for one festive autumn night.
Previously, luz appeared on MARiA’s 2nd solo album Moments, performing with the singer on the track Cafe Latte no Uta feat. luz. This will be the first time the pair performs the song live, so expectations are high.
Along with the singers performing at the event, Miume and 217 will participate as dancers for the fourth time. The two previously announced that they would retire from dancing this year. Together with MARiA, the two created the globally popular video series Odocchatte Mita (I Tried Dancing), which has drawn in over 200 million views on YouTube, along with Gokuraku Jodo with 85 million views.
MARiA gave a comment regarding the exciting announcement.
“It’s that time of year again, and it’s time to spend time with GARNiDELiA! Some entertaining and unique friends are coming to play this year, and as we all know, one of the most fun parts of Halloween is dressing up! What costumes will our friends choose? On October 21, come party with us! We’ll be waiting!”
toku also gave his thoughts. “It’s our fourth annual Halloween event. As hosts, we can’t wait to see the artists taking the stage this year. We’ll be waiting for you with collaborations you can only see on October 21! Come out, get dressed up, and have some fun!”
Presale lottery tickets went on sale on August 22 at 19:00 at each artist’s fan club, so be sure to enter if you’d like to party at this incredible event!
GARNiDELiA Presents HALLOWEEN MiRACLE WONDER PARTY 2022
Date: October 21, 2022 / Doors Open at 17:30, Show Starts at 18:00
Venue: Toyosu PIT by Team Smile
GARNiDELiA Official Site: https://www.garnidelia.com/
Halloween Afternoon Tea Featuring AR Technology Coming to Shinjuku
From September 1 until October 31, the District Brasserie, Bar, and Lounge at the Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo will be offering a spooky Halloween-themed afternoon tea set. The tasty treats won’t be the only scary thing on the plate–the event will incorporate AR technology! By holding up your phone, you’ll be able to see monsters moving around on your plate.
The goodies will also be available for take-out, making them perfect for souvenirs or at-home Halloween parties! Nine types of Halloween sweets, six small dishes, and two tea sachets will be included. Why not spend Halloween in a more elegant way in 2022?
Kimpton Halloween MONSBLANC Afternoon Tea
Running: September 1 – October 31, 2022
Hours: 11:30-17:00 (Last Order at 15:00), 2-hour seatings
*Reservations must be made by 16:00 on the previous day.
Venue: Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo, District Brasserie, Bar, and Lounge
Official Site: https://www.kimptonshinjuku.com/jp/
Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort in Miyazaki Announces Limited Time Halloween Menu
The Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort is the flagship hotel of the Phoenix Seagaia Resort. Although Halloween is still two months away, the hotel has already announced that it will be offering a selection of Halloween-themed buffet items, including sweets and cocktails.
Garden Buffet ‘Pine Terrace’ Halloween Buffet
Running: October 22 – October 31, 2022
Kazamachi Terrace Halloween Sweets
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
Kazamachi Terrace Halloween Bread
Running: October 1 – October 31, 2022
KUROBAR Halloween Cocktail
Running: October 22 – October 31, 2022
THE LIVING GARDEN Autumn & Halloween Garden
Running: September 23 – October 31, 2022
In addition, THE LIVING GARDEN, a garden area open exclusively for guests, will be transformed into a space inspired by the autumn harvest festival and Halloween. A photo spot will also be available!
Staff members dressed in Halloween costumes will entertain guests inside the hotel–just say “Trick or Treat” and you’ll be rewarded with candy!
Miyazaki Seagaia Autumn Harvest Festival
Venue: Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
Masquerade-Inspired Halloween Sweets Buffet Opens in Omotesando
The Strings Omotesando will hold the Violet Masquerade sweets buffet at GRAMERCY HOUSE, a banquet venue on the second floor, on select dates from September 7 until October 27, 2022.
Guests can enjoy a selection of desserts featuring chestnuts, grapes, and other autumn treats in calming violet space. Why not come enjoy the feel of a masquerade while eating your fill of sugary delights?
The event will feature jewel-like tarts lavishly decorated with figs and grapes, strawberry cheesecake inspired by a courtly flower garden, and lemon mousse shaped like a fanciful headdress. The buffet itself will be decorated with masks and glittering ornaments.
The buffet will also include lunch with a lineup of savory dishes such as spiced grilled chicken, black curry made with charcoal, and purple sweet potato potage.
Visitors showing up to the buffet wearing violet will receive an original purple mocktail called Fancy Violet. Why not come for a girls’ night out or a family dinner this Halloween season?
Violet Masquerade Sweets Buffet
Running: September 7 – October 27, 2022
*On select dates only. These dates will be announced on the website.
Venue: GRAMERCY HOUSE / The Strings Omotesando 2F
Hours: 12:00-14:00 *120-minute seatings
Details / Reservations: https://www.strings-hotel.jp/omotesando/event/sweetsbuffet/#next