Japan doesn’t really do Christmas. This is not a Christian country, and whilst I always somehow have managed to wrangle a day off on Christmas Day down the years, Christmas never has been, and most likely never will be a recognized national holiday. However, whilst Japanese people don’t do Christmas vacations, they certainly do Christmas presents!
As a huge Disney fanatic, any excuse to make the trip out is a good one but Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort is especially alluring. While I tend to favor Disney Sea over Disneyland, I will ALWAYS pick the latter when it comes to Halloween theme.
This year, DisneySea’s annual Halloween celebration takes place September 8th – November 1st! This year, DisneySea’s theme is focused around villains! Disney’s most notorious villains take center stage and take over shows, merchandise and even the menu!
There is one more thing about Halloween in Japan that needs to be told, and requires a whole article on its own. I am talking about the Halloween parades. The biggest in the Kanto region, the region with Tokyo and Yokohama cities, is the Kawasaki Halloween parade.
Seven years ago, Halloween wasn’t really a big thing in Japan. One could see a few decorations here and there, but that was about it. Now, Halloween can be seen almost everywhere! From decorations, to parties, to sweet treats, Halloween has taken over October in Japan!
Easter holiday is nonexistent in Japan, except for in Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea! This year, Tokyo Disneyland’s Easter Celebration is held April 2nd through June 23rd. For the Easter Celebration, the park has exclusive merchandise, food, parades, decorations and events!