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The 9 Best Spots to Spend Your Halloween in Tokyo

1. Shibuya Halloween is the biggest Halloween event in Japan, attracting over 1 million people. Halloween became one of the biggest yearly events in Japan in the last decade. Just like Christmas or Valentine’s Day, Halloween has developed its own unique features in Japan as the day to dress up in unique costumes and party all night long.
2. Instead of kid-friendly “trick or treat” parades, Halloween in Japan is more for young adults to party. There are many special Halloween events held in Japan during the season including Tokyo Disney Resort and USJ (Universal Studios Japan), but the most impressive one is held in Shibuya.

(1)Do you usually celebrate Halloween? If so, how? If not, why not?
(2)What holiday do you look forward to the most? Why? Are there any holidays that you dislike? Please explain your answer?

3. Shibuya Halloween is an unofficial outdoor event, that is held on the streets of Shibuya around Shibuya Center Gai Street and Scramble Crossing. Tons of people gather at Shibuya in unique Halloween costumes and make a big street party till morning.

4. Every year, Shibuya Halloween is getting bigger and bigger, and the atmosphere is becoming more and more crazy and chaotic. If you are traveling with small kids OR you are not into party and want to spend your Halloween quietly, I recommend you to AVOID joining the event or even going near Shibuya area.
(1)Do you know any holidays or festivals that are only celebrated in your country? Please tell us about them.
(2)Do you like receiving or giving gifts more? What’s the last gift you have received/given?
5. It is very sad, but the whole neighborhood is pretty much trashed after the Halloween party every year. In the following morning, volunteers clean up the streets. Some heartless people leave their garbage on the street, and it is really not acceptable. If you are joining Shibuya Halloween, make sure not to throw your garbage on the street!!
6. In past Halloween events at Shibuya, there have been multiple arrests. This year Shibuya district decided to ban public drinking during Halloween season.

(1)Should Shibuya limit the number of people this year? Why or why not?
(2)Do you like horror movies? What’s the scariest movie you have ever seen?
(3)Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative. – Judy Gold. Do you consider yourself to be creative? Why? Why not?

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