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 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.