3 Theme Parks In Japan To Celebrate Halloween This 2023 | CoolJapan

It’s October, which means Halloween season is officially in session! If you’re looking for a great place to celebrate this exciting event in Japan, look no further than theme parks that are gearing up to make Halloween extra special. We’re talking street shows, Halloween-exclusive attractions, and your favourite characters joining the festivities. Ready to join the fun? Below, three Japanese theme parks to celebrate Halloween in 2023.

1. Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)

Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)

Universal Studios Japan kickstarts their Halloween 2023.

Universal Studios Japan is a must-visit attraction among travellers year-round. However, it takes a spooky turn this upcoming Halloween season. During the daytime, join the "HAHAHA! Halloween Party," and walk among your favourite park characters dressed in their most hair-raising costumes. Meanwhile, sunset marks the start of the theme park’s "Halloween Horror Nights," featuring ‘zombies’ taking over the joining the "Zombie de Dance" event.

If thrill-seeking adventures fit your Halloween spirit more, explore Universal Studios Japan’s horror-themed attractions set for the season like "Chucky's Carnival of Chaos," "Sadako's Curse: Dark Horror Ride," and "Biohazard: The Extreme +."

The Universal Studios Japan HAHAHA! Halloween Party event is currently ongoing and will conclude on 5 November 2023. As for other attractions, visit Universal Studios Japan’s official website for the complete schedule.

Address: 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 554-0031

Buy tickets online here.

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2. Sanrio Character Park Harmonyland (Oita)

Sanrio Character Park Harmonyland (Oita)

Sanrio Character Park Harmonyland combines ‘cute’ and ‘scary’ with their Halloween festivities.

This October, see Hello Kitty, Kuromi, My Melody, and the rest of your favourite Sanrio characters at Sanrio Character Park Harmonyland dressed to the nines in their spookiest outfits. For the main highlight, the park is also holding a special “Halloween Night Fever” event happening on 28 and 29 October. This two-night affair will be held after the park’s regular operating hours, transforming the cute and fluffy Harmonyland into a colourful and sparkling Halloween wonderland.

If you’re a true horror junkie, the park also features non-Sanrio-themed Halloween attractions to explore. There’s the “Obaken Zombie Escape” experience where guests navigate through the night looking for a ‘cure’ in a terrifying zombie-infested site; the “Nightmare Hunt - Counterattack of the Ghost Clown” where guests will face off with a ghost clown to escape; the “Nightmare of Blackbirds Square” attraction which is a mystery-themed park tour experience; and the “Nightmare Greeting” where guests will get to snap photos with creepy creatures of the night.

For a complete list of Sanrio Character Park Harmonyland’s Halloween events and attraction schedule, visit the park’s official website here.

Address: 5933 Fujiwara, Hijimachi, Hayami District, Oita Prefecture 879-1502
Buy tickets online here.

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3. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center (Tokyo)

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center (Tokyo)

Unleash your spook-tacular creative potential at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tokyo’s Halloween affairs.

Block (pun intended) your calendars for the “LEGO® Halloween Monster Party” currently happening at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center until 31 October 2023. This is the first time in four years that this theme park is doing another Halloween event, making this celebration extra thrilling. The event is ‘hosted’ by LEGO® Frankenstein and encourages guests of all ages to take their creativity to the next level with the park’s various Halloween-themed attractions.

Look forward to activities such as ‘ghost hunting’ in a mini Tokyo diorama, lego classes where you can learn to make the iconic Halloween character Jack O’Lantern, a 4D screening of the LEGO® movie The Great Monster Chase, and more.

To learn more about the event and attraction schedules, head to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Tokyo’s official website.

Address: Decks Tokyo Beach Island Mall 3F, Odaiba 1-6-1, Minato Ward, Tokyo 135-0091
Buy tickets online here.

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Halloween in Japan in any of these exciting sites will surely make your celebration of the festivities one for the books.