Tokyo’s Best Halloween Parties 2016

Greg Lane
See the best costumes of Tokyo Halloween 2016.

If you’re reading this, you already know that Halloween has morphed into an out of control street party in Tokyo. For some of the free street action, check our guide to Halloween in Tokyo. But if you’re looking for somewhere a little less public where you can kick back with friends or enjoy DJs (other than DJ Police) until the wee hours, here are some suggestions. Warning before you bite our head off, some of these ain’t super cheap!

Mother’s Halloween 2016

This is actually how it normally looks
This is actually how it normally looks

This isn’t your mother’s Halloween or my mum’s Halloween, this is Halloween at one of Shimokitazawa’s coolest bars—Mother. If you’ve seen the interior, you’d think it was custom made for Halloween. The event organizers claim it will “actually be scary”, so don’t blame us for the PTSD. Entry is free and you’ll get a “present” if you turn up in costume.

Date: October 29th, 6pm to October 30th, 5am
Link: Event Page

Biohazard The Final Halloween Party

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The Resident Evil series of films is known as “Biohazard” in Japan. So this is your chance to be a kick-ass Milla Jovovich or an ass-kicked zombie. This event is a tie-in with the upcoming Resident Evil: The Final Chapter so expect high quality film props and a zombie apocalypse vibe.
The venue is the Christon Cafe in Shinjuku – the same as for Tokyo Decadence Halloween the weekend before.

Date: October 28, 11pm to 5:30am
Link: Event Page

Pink Sensation 2016

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At Sanrio Puroland near Tama Center Station, DJ Hello Kitty (yes she has many talents) will spin a fluffy chocolate enema for your ears. The dress code is pink and participant numbers are limited to 3,000.

Date: October 29, from 10pm
Link: Event Page

Halloween Party @ Hop Scotch

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If your idea of enjoying Halloween is imbibing lots and lots of pumpkin beer, then we most definitely wouldn’t get on. Craft beer and whiskey bar Hop Scotch near Iidabashi Station is having a Halloween party on October 29th. While there will likely be pumpkin beers available, you can also drink something a lot more palatable and get 150 yen off a pint if you’re in costume.

Date: October 29th, 3pm until Midnight
Link: Event Page

Halloween Party at Ginza 500 Bar

The Halloween Party at the Ginza 500 Bar is another party without an entrance fee and with reasonably priced drinks. In case you didn’t guess from the name, all drinks and food are 300 yen (plus tax) each. The staff will be dressed up and there will be a special Halloween cocktail available. For 300 yen.

Date: October 29th
Link: Event Page

Grindhouse Halloween Party at Trump Room

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Huge Halloween party at the quirky and glamorous Trump Room in Shibuya with some of the best costumes, a unique atmosphere and wild party people with cutting-edge music you can get crazy to on the dance floor. Party goes from 11pm to 5am, and entry in 3,000 yen at the door, however you can get a discounted ticket if you buy online or click “going” on the Facebook event page.

Date: October 28th
Link: Event Page

Tokyo Girls Bang Halloween

We can’t really figure out who this event is for, but be assured by the name alone that it will be unique. Hosted by Tokyo Girls Bang with the support of RESEXXY, the event will start at 3pm and run until 8pm at Diver City’s HLNA Skygarden/Skate Park with DJs and burlesque dancers. The afternoon timing tells us it’s for kids, the burlesque dancers tell us “no it’s not”.

Date: October 29th
Link: Event Page

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