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Dress to impress at Tokyo’s hottest Halloween parties


Originally published on on October 2009


Metropolis Glitterball

Tokyo’s top Halloween party is better than ever! On Wednesday, October 28, the Metropolis Glitterball will attract over 1,000 revelers to Nishi-Azabu superclub Alife. As always, the bash features a buffet of excellent food from some of Tokyo’s most popular restaurants; bottomless drinks from 7pm to midnight; a rockin’ costume contest with prizes including five-star hotel stays; and music by top local DJs. Just 1,500 pre-sale tickets are available until 11:59pm on Monday, October 26, for ¥4,000 a pop.
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Japan’s biggest Halloween party on October 31 features a costume contest with prizes ranging from cash to a Playstation 3—but be warned, contestants must have original costumes (no store-bought outfits allowed!). DJs include Taku Takahashi (m-flo) and Dexpistols. Trick-and-treaters get in for just ¥2,000, but if you come in civvies you’ll have to pony up ¥4,000.
2-2-10 Shin-Kiba, Koto-ku. Tel: 03-5534-1515. Nearest stn: Shin-Kiba.


This Nishi-Azabu favorite is going all out on October 31 with a Jagermeister-sponsored bash. Special celebrity guests will be on hand to judge the costume contest, and winners can take home ¥100,000 in prizes as well as other deals from Jalpak. There’s a ¥1,500 discount if you enter by 11pm, and ladies who show up in costume get in for free until midnight. Otherwise, admission is ¥3,500 for men (w/2 drinks) and ¥2,500 for women (w/2 drinks).
1-7-2 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5785-2531. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

Bar Quest

Party all night at the annual Aussie Halloween Party on October 31, and dress up for a chance to win a helicopter tour for two. There will also be a belly dance show and free Halloween candy all night. Register in advance to get one free drink.
3F, 5-3-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5414-2225. Nearest stn: Roppongi.


Head to Castillo for a ’70s and ’80s themed Halloween party on October 31. The first 30 people who show up in costume will get a free original shot. Doors open 8pm.
B1, 3-15-23 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3401-7155. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

C’est Bon Plage

At C’est Bon Plage, it’s all about pink. On October 30 and 31, anyone who shows up at this French restaurant/bar in costume or wearing pink will get a free “Pink” cocktail. Even better, it’s Ladies Week until October 31—meaning that all women who mention Metropolis can enjoy a complimentary cup of hot spiced wine.
1-16-8 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku (in front of Tobacco & Salt Museum). Tel: 03-5456-1558. Nearest stn: Shibuya.

Club Citta

Stop by this party on Saturday, October 31, following the 3,000-strong Halloween parade at Kawasaki’s La Cittadella. Live DJs will be on hand as revelers dance in their costumes. The afterparty gets going at 4:30pm, and entry is just ¥500 for parade attendees. Otherwise, tickets are ¥1,500 in advance or ¥2,000 at the door.
4-1 Ogawa-cho, Kawasaki. Tel: 044-233-1934.

Club Pure

The Halloween party at Club Pure on October 31 is devoted to thrills. Entertainment comes in the form of special guest DJs, a Michael Jackson impersonator, and the Thriller go-go girls. Join the costume contest to win ¥30,000 and/or one month’s VIP entrance to Pure, and there’s also a special prize for the sexiest costume. Entrance is ¥4,500 for men and ¥3,500 for women, including all you can drink. Come in a full getup for a ¥500 discount at the door.
B1, 2-23-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-5489-3750. Nearest stn: Shibuya.

El Café Latino

Spice things up with El Café Latino’s Latin-themed Halloween party on October 31, featuring hot salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton beats. Admission is ¥1,500 and includes one drink; Bacardi drinks cost just ¥500 all night.
3-15-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3402-8989. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

Feria Tokyo

It’s Halloween Week at Feria from October 26-31, with parties every night, all leading up to the big one on Saturday at 9pm. Wear your best costume on October 31 for a chance to be crowned Grand Champion, with a whopping total of ¥300,000 in prizes to be won. Entrance is ¥2,500 for women and ¥3,500 for the guys, with two drinks.
7-13-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5785-0656. Nearest stn: Nogizaka or Roppongi.

The Gallery

On October 31, this sleek club-lounge hosts special Halloween dance and music performances all night long, plus special costume prizes. Entrance is ¥3,000 with two drinks and a free Zima, or arrive before 11pm and get in for just ¥1,000 with one drink.
1-1-1 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5771-4447. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

Jumanji 55

Check out this brand new club’s inaugural Halloween party on October 31, when partygoers in costume get free entrance, a shot and candy. If your outfit makes the cut, contest prizes include ¥50,000, tickets to Disneyland and drinks coupons.
3-10-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5410-5455. Nearest stn: Roppongi.


Head to Matrix on Friday, October 30, for a special Halloween Salsa Party, featuring a dance showcase, costume contests and ¥3,000 nomihodai. Come back on Saturday for a night of hip-hop and R&B by DJ YKK and a free special shot for those in costume.
B1, 3-13-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3405-1066. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

New Lex Tokyo

Legendary Roppongi club New Lex is hosting three nights of Halloween action from October 29-31. Admission is ¥4,000 (includes three drinks) but ladies can get in for just ¥1,000 on Thursday. Keep your eyes open and you might even spot a few models and celebrities.
B1, 3-13-14 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3479-7477. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

Paddy Foley’s

Halloween festivities at Tokyo’s first Irish pub include live music, belly dancers, Irish Set Dancers, costume prizes, ¥600 Crown and Asahi Beer, free finger food and an all-night dance party. October 31 from 8:30pm.
B1 Roi Bldg, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3423-2250. Nearest stn: Roppongi.


Festivities start on Halloween Eve with a ¥500 happy hour until 9pm, plus a special shot for anyone in costume. Stop by for the main event on Saturday night, when the costume contest winner gets a whole night of nomihodai.
2F Yua Roppongi Bldg, 3-14-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3423-0988. Nearest stn: Roppongi.

Pub Cardinal Marunouchi

Stop by in costume to receive a complimentary glass of either Pommery Brut Royal Champagne or Casillero del Diablo red wine while DJ Nambu spins the beats. The party starts at 8pm on October 30—and admission is free!
1F Tokia Bldg, 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-5222-1251. Nearest stn: Tokyo.

Seamus O’Hara

Drop by in costume on October 31 and get a free drink, plus take advantage of the special Halloween deal with Red Bull and vodka cocktails for just ¥500. Regulars The Boys of Borstal will be performing live from 8pm, and the costume competition starts at 10pm.
B1, 3-12-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku. Tel: 03-3760-6179. Nearest stn: Meguro.


Check out one of Tokyo’s sexiest Halloween parties on October 31, with Decadent Mansion, featuring performances by the Cyberjapan Dancers and Pippi & Toy Boy, plus special guest DJ Tomoyuki Tanaka of Fantastic Plastic Machine. Register for the costume contest until 1am (¥2,000). Entrance is ¥4,000, and partiers in costume get a special discount until 11pm.
1-4-5 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6230-0343. Nearest stn: Azabu-Juban.