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This Week in Tokyo: Halloween 2016

Our picks for some wicked fun in and around Tokyo as we get ready for the ultimate withching hour! If you would like your event listed here, contact the editor of GaijinPot.

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Halloween has become a full-fledged adult holiday in Japan over the past few years. Here are a few ways to celebrate it this week in Tokyo with our All Hallow’s Eve edition.

If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed.

Friday

Whistlebump Halloween 2016

Whistlebump is Tokyo’s sexiest Halloween party. Every year its parade of fire breathers, exotic dancers and world-class DJ’s has drawn a bigger and bigger crowd of the city's finest hedonists. This year’s party will be "Biohazard" themed and held at the creepy, gothic Christon Café.

When & Where
Friday, October 28
9 p.m.-5 a.m.
Christon Cafe, 5-17-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
¥2,500 incl. 1 drink
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Saturday

Most Dangerous Film Grand Prix

The Most Dangerous Cinema Grand Prix brings together “dangerous movies” from around the world. It includes the Japan premiere of the horror flick "The Forest" starring Natalie Dormer as an American woman looking for her missing twin sister in the forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji where many go to commit suicide. Also included: "Karbala," a Polish film about international troops in Iraq and "Kill Your Friends" about a success-obsessed music exec during the Britpop ‘90s.

When & Where
From Saturday, October 29
Various
Human Trust Cinema Shibuya, Cocoti Bldg.7, 8F 1-23-16 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Various
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Tokyo Tarot Meeting

Get in touch with the great beyond and divine your fortune with the Tokyo Tarot group. They’ll be meeting on Saturday: “If you are interested in tarot, fortune-telling, oracle cards or any other esoteric divination system, this is the group for you.”

When & Where
Saturday, October 29
7 p.m.
Citron, Seirin Building 1F/2F, 2-27-21 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
Free
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20th Annual Kawasaki Halloween Parade

Japan’s pre-eminent Halloween parade will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary this year with 2,500 ghouls and goblins roaming the streets of Kawasaki on Saturday afternoon. There will also be several ancillary events occurring all weekend long, including a "Star Wars" parade and a live performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

When & Where
Saturday, October 29
2-4 p.m.
Kawasaki station
Free
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Monday

BJW Deathmatch Wrestling

Big Japan Pro Wrestling is infamous for its real life horror show death matches. Light tubes, thumbtacks and even barbed-wire baseball bats are all legal in these terrifying bouts. The Halloween night show will feature a tournament that pits tag teams of death match-style wrestlers versus more traditional “strong style”-grapplers.

When & Where
Monday, October 31
7 p.m.
Korakuen Hall, 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo
¥3,000
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Kiss Expo 2016

Kiss made Halloween a lifestyle. See this special exhibition celebrating everyone’s favorite rock 'n' roll demons with over 100 pieces of memorabilia — including costumes and instruments. You can also get your face painted!

When & Where
Until Monday, October 31
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
6F Laforet Harajuku, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
¥1,600
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Ongoing

Universal Studios Halloween

You may want to plan a weekend trip to Osaka for this special event. Your favorite movie monsters have taken over Universal Studios Japan. It’s not just Dracula, the Wolfman and the Mummy either; Aliens, Predator, Freddy, Jason, and Sadaka are also haunting the park until early November.

When & Where
Until November 8
Various
Universal Studios Japan, 2-1-3 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka
¥7,200
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