All About Japan

US vs. Japan: 6 Key Halloween Differences


Grace and Ryosuke from Texan in Tokyo outline the differences between Halloween in Tokyo and Texas ... while Ryosuke wears a poop hat and Grace struggles to keep a straight face. Key takeaways:

1. There's no trick-or-treating in Japan.
2. You won't see carved pumpkins in Japan.
3. In Japan you'll see Halloween decorations at shops, but not at people's homes.
4. There aren't many chances to wear your costume.
5. Costumes are mostly store-bought.
6. Halloween is very new in Japan, so it's for more of a twentysomething crowd.

Grace also offers some advice about jack-o'-lantern life expectancy, and be sure to watch Ryosuke go adorably off-script to role-play Halloween in America.