Luckily the rain held off until Monday so that we could get out and amongst the revelry over the weekend for Halloween – which seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year in Tokyo.
The obvious hotspots – Shibuya and Roppongi – were pumping, but there have been some incredible costumes spotted just about everywhere across the city.
Here’s a selection of our favorite photos submitted by a handful of Tokyo Weekender readers and staff:
Alice and the Cheshire Cat are getting off to an early start.
Some serious edamame enthusiasts! Photo: Juliette Olah.
Americana meets Gene Simmons. Photo: Juliette Olah.
Eclectic and colorful group in Shibuya. Photo: Chris Zajko
Shibuya Nombei Yokocho; Nattō bean friends always stick together. Photo: Chris Zajko
Yoga station was a little more spooky than usual. Photo: Chris Zajko
A pair of droogs lurking in the subway. Photo: Gavin Bogosian.
Zombie turf wars on the streets of Shibuya. Photo: Mary Rudow.
The infamous skull head terrorizing Shibuya crossing. Photo: Mary Rudow
Spooky oiran (courtesans) straight out of the Edo Era. Photo: Mary Rudow.
What’s the diagnosis Doc? Photo: Mary Rudow.
The minions and bananas were out in force around Tokyo. Photo: Ohad Elbaz.
True friendship knows no bounds. Photo: Ohad Elbaz with Mboso Sampson.
Feature image: Mayhem on the streets of Shibuya, photo by Gavin Bogosian.