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Tokyo’s Best Halloween Parties 2021

Covid is on the decline here in Tokyo, and this may mean the return of large-scale Halloween parties in 2021. And we don’t know about you, but we miss Tokyo’s epic and wild Halloween events.

The pandemic has devastated the performance and nightlife industry, forcing nightclubs such as ageHa to close. Japanese nightclubs have had to get creative in providing a safe party environment while making sure profits can be made. Halloween this year is especially critical for the nightlife industry, as it is hoping to recover from their losses from the past year by throwing “safe” Halloween parties.

Over the past ten years, Tokyo has seen dramatic growth in interest for Halloween. Halloween candy is now available at most grocery stores, department buildings decorate with jack-o-lanterns, and families celebrate from home (now commonly referred to now as HaroPa ハロパ). More famous are the wildly huge Halloween street parties that have been receiving international mass media attention year after year (for better or worse).

Six Tokyo Halloween

Unlike past years, 2021 is looking to see the return of big spooky Halloween parties, costume contests, and costumed gatherings on the Shibuya streets.

To help our fellow Tokyo Night Owls, we have put together a list of the Best Halloween Parties of 2021. Before heading out, here are some useful Tokyo Night Owl tips:

Tokyo Night Owl Halloween Tips

  1. Wear A Mask: All nightclubs will require this for entry. Try customizing your mask to fit your costume!
  2. Nightclubs have ghoulishly long lines. To avoid this, we recommend arriving at the club no later than 11 pm.
  3. Buy your costume beforehand. You don’t want to be stuck wearing a Pikachu snuggie. The Mega Donkey Hotte in Shibuya and Roppongi have a wide selection of Halloween costumes. Also, Amazon.jp has dozens of options with next day shipping. Be warned though, Halloween costumes in Japan are typically overpriced.
  4. Pre-funk. Lines at the bar on Halloween can be hellish. Get the party started with some conbini 9% chu his or a canned hi-ball. Note that Shibuya’s convenience stores will not sell alcohol.
  5. Avoid the Roppongi dumps. There are loads of small bars masquerading as nightclubs in Roppongi. And during Halloween, with the long lines for the hot nightclubs, you may be inclined to hit these places up. Don’t! They will be packed, sleazy, and possibly dangerous.
  6. Arrived dressed up and ready to party. It may seem odd to wear a costume on a train, but in Tokyo, its commonplace during Halloween. Nothing worse than having to find a corner or bathroom in Shibuya where you can get into costume.
  7. Be Cautious. The coronavirus is still out there in Tokyo. So it’s best to avoid shaking hands, and sharing drinks. Be sure to keep that mask on!

Bonus tip for the fellas: Skip the scary or bloody makeup, and stick to cute costumes. Japanese girls will be more inclined to chat up a handsome Mario than a decomposing zombie.


TOKYO’S BEST HALLOWEEN PARTIES 2021

1. WARP Shinjuku: Yelloween

Shinjuku’s hottest new nightclub located at the heart of the redlight district will host a space Halloween party on October 30th. WARP Shinjuku has made an explosive entry to Tokyo’s nightclub scene with some of the biggest parties in town, and they are promising to make this year’s Halloween special.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
WARP is currently Tokyo’s most poular nightclub, so be sure to arrive early to avoid waiting in line too long. Also by arriving early, the door price gets cheaper, with ladies being free!

When: October 30th 9pm – 4:30am
Where: Warp, Shinjuku
How Much: Men: 3,500 Yen with 1 free drink and Women: 1,000 Yen with 1 free drink
Event Details: 
https://warp-shinjuku.jp/

2. ageHa: The Final AGEHALLOWEEN

ageHa is closing at the end of 2021, so this will be your last chance to celebrate Halloween at this legendary nightclub! And thanks to it’s large outdoor area, spacious walk ways, and big dance floors, ageHa will probably be the safest Halloween party in the city.

This year’s Halloween theme looks generic compared to previous ageHa Halloween events, but that shouldn’t prevent it from being a big night out.

2018’s Halloween Party

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
Don’t forget your photo IDs! The security are notoriously strict, and it would be a nightmare being denied entry into ageHa and stuck in Shinkiba after the last trains finish.

Buy Tickets

When: October 30th, 10 pm – Late
Where: ageHa, Shinkiba
Tickets: 3,000 Yen or 3,500 Yen with Arena Tickets
Event Details:  
http://www.ageha.com/schedule/event/?id=340622

3. Camelot: Halloween

All of Tokyo’s disco clubs will hold Halloween parties, but only Camelot will feature a horror theme! The nightclub will have Halloween decorations, loads of guest DJs, costume contests, and several photo booths.

2018’s Halloween Party

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
Camelot’s B2 Floor, is the best floor of the club. The B3 floor plays nothing but cheese and old EDM. Stick to the B2 floor for a proper international spookfest.

When: October 30th 9pm – 5am
Where: Camelot, Shibuya
How Much: TBA
Event Details: 
https://clubcamelot.jp/en/

4. WOMB Halloween

Womb Halloween 2021

This Halloween, WOMB Is keeping it simple with a stacked lineup of local house and techno acts. No particular theme for this one, but expect some of the deepest sounds to be found here on the 30th.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
WOMB is a personal favorite for us, so we recommend anyone wanting to listen to some great underground sounds to check this one out.

When: October 30th 11 pm – 5 am
Where: WOMB, Shibuya
Tickets: 2,000 Yen before Midnight, After 3,000 Yen
Event Details:  https://www.womb.co.jp/event/2021/10/30/womb-halloween-2/

5. Ce La Vi Tokyo: Yelloween

This Halloween, Ce La Vi Tokyo is collaborating with Veuve Clicquot champagne to present “Yelloween”. Featuring Tokyo’s top all-mix DJs playing with a wicked view of the Shibuya Crossing.

Ce La Vi Tokyo’s cramped main floor may not be for everyone but it’s outdoor lounge is perhaps the best in the city.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
Ce La Vi Tokyo has a strict dress code, so if you are not coming in a costume, be sure to dress up.

When: October 31st 9 pm – Late
Where: Ce La Vi Tokyo, Shibuya
Door Price: TBA
Event Details: Ce La Vi Tokyo Instagram

6. alife Halloween

Roppongi’s most popular nightclub with the foreign crowd also has one of the most popular Halloween parties in town. With a unique Halloween Story Book theme, ALIFE decorates all three of its dance floors and is promising a spooky party set to the Halloween soundtrack selected by their resident DJs.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
This party will be hype, but it will be crowded. Arrive early to avoid the endless lines.

When: October 29th and 30th 9 pm to close
Where: ALIFE, Roppongi
How Much: Before 11pm Men are 2,000 Yen and Women 1,000 Yen. After 11pm Men are 5,000 yen with 2 drinks and Women are 2,000 yen with 2 drinks.
Event Details:
e-alife.net

7. TK Shibuya

TK Shibuya is perhaps Japan’s best centrally located nightclub, with just a 3-minute walk from the Shibuya crossing. And this year they are celebrating Halloween in collaboration with Jose Cuervo Tequila on October 30th and 31st.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
TK Shibuya has some stellar VIP service at decent rates. Book a table on their website: https://tk-nightclub.com/vip/

When: October 29th – 30th 9pm to 4:30 am
Where: Sel Octagon, Roppongi
How Much: Men 4,000 Yen and Ladies 2,000 Yen including 1 drink ticket.
Event Details: 
https://tk-nightclub.com/

8. 1Oak Tokyo

1Oak Tokyo recently relocated to ELE Tokyo’s old location, a venue with a large main floor in the basement, and a smaller lounge on the first floor. It is a considerable improvement over ELE TOKYO’s VIP table floor layout that had clubbers squeezed into the sides of the club.

Since the move, 1Oak has effectively become the go-to hip hop nightclub in Roppongi, hosting primarily local Japanese hip hop acts.

1Oak Tokyo will celebrate their 2nd Halloween at their new location with popular local hip hop artist KOHH.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
1Oak Tokyo has been very loose with it’s Covid 19 procedures. Be absolutely sure to wear a mask while inside the nightclub.

When: October 30th 10 pm to late
Where: 1Oak Tokyo, Roppongi
How Much: 10,000 Yen including 2 drink tickets.
Event Details:
1Oak Tokyo Instagram

9. VISION: TURN OVER HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

This year VISION will feature local rap acts featuring MONEYPETZJNKMN. If you wanna get a taste of what the Japanese rap movement sounds like, this is the night for you.

Tokyo Night Owl Tip:
These hip-hop acts have dedicated followers which will lead to long lines. Purchase tickets below for guaranteed entry.

When: October 30th, 9 pm to late
Where: Sound Museum Vision, Shibuya
How Much: Pre Sale Tickets are 3,000 Yen
and 3,500 Yen at the door.
Event Details:
https://vision-tokyo.com/event/turn-over-halloween-special


Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween from home? Check our Tokyo Halloween Events article featuring loads of freaky events!

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