“Hahaha! Halloween Party” 2023 at Universal Studios Japan


Universal Studios Japan celebrates the spooky season with their annual Halloween event. In addition to the popular Halloween Horror Nights, the park offers a family-friendly event called “Hahaha! Halloween Party” that features entertainment and character greetings!

The best part is both Halloween events are included in your park admission (an Express pass is extra for some attractions)! This year’s biggest addition is the debut of DJ Pikachu and DJ Gengar in a new limited-time Pokemon show.

“Hahaha! Halloween Party” is happening from September 7 through November 5, 2023, at Universal Studios Japan. See our YouTube video from last year to learn how the family-friendly event works. See our article on Halloween Horror Nights 2023 for details.

Be sure to check out our article covering all the Halloween merchandise, and for more information on tickets, see our guide to Park tickets at Universal Studios Japan.

Hahaha! Halloween Party Summary

A quick summary of locations and dates. Please note that the Pokémon offerings begin later.

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LocationDatesTimes
Pokémon Jumpin’ Halloween PartyGramercy ParkSept 11 – Nov 5, 2023Various
Pokémon Charge Up! Halloween GreetingIn front of Anime CelebrationSept 11 – Nov 5, 2023Various
My Melody & Kuromi’s Happy Halloween GreetingHollywood AreaSept 7 – Nov 5, 2023Various
Minion Monsters GreetingHollywood AreaSept 7 – Nov 5, 2023Various
Universal Wonderland Feel the Rhythm ~Halloween ver.Universal WonderlandSept 7 – Nov 5, 2023Various
“Trick or Treat!” in the Park!Parkwide (Except Super Nintendo World & Wizarding World of Harry Potter)Sept 7 – Nov 5, 202310:00 to 17:00

Pokémon Jumpin’ Halloween Party

From September 11 to November 5, guests will enjoy the debut of “DJ Gengar,” donning unique DJ costumes created specifically for the park and “DJ Pikachu” in a brand new costume. The offering follows the successful debut of Pokémon at Universal Studios Japan earlier this year through the “NO LIMIT! Parade.”

Pokémon Charge Up! Halloween Greeting

Get up close and personal with DJ Pikachu, DJ Gengar, and even Mimikyu, Jupetta, and Misdreavus at the Pokémon Charge Up! Halloween Greetings from September 11 – November 5.

My Melody & Kuromi’s Happy Halloween Greeting

Get ready to meet with My Melody and Kuromi dressed in their USJ Halloween-only costumes! Guests can meet with the pair in the Hollywood Area from September 7 – November 5.

Minion Monsters Greeting

At the Minion Monsters Greeting, guests can meet and take photos with the ever-popular Minions dressed in their cute Halloween costumes. The greeting will be offered from September 7 – November 5.

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Universal Wonderland Feel the Rhythm ~Halloween ver.

Young guests dance with characters from The Peanuts, Sesame Street, and Hello Kitty at the Halloween version of Universal Wonderland Feel the Rhythm. Be sure to check the daily park schedule for daily showtimes.

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“Trick or Treat!” in the park!

Elementary school students and younger can go up to crew members wearing a pumpkin pouch and “trick or treat” their way to some candy! Trick or treating is available park-wide (excluding The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Super Nintendo World from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Trick or Treating will be offered from September 7 – November 5.

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Book Your Flight

I use Google Flights & Momodo to find affordable flights. Another great way is to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get notifications of cheap fares, which happens often in Japan. You’ll sometimes stumble on cheap flights to Kansai International Airport.

Buy Your Shinkansen Tickets (Bullet Train)

Getting around Japan by the world-renowned bullet train, known as the Shinkansen, is incredibly fast, reliable, and affordable for visitors. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in just over 2 hours. Get the JR Rail Pass to save a ton of money on the bullet train for your trip.

Book Your Hotel

Universal Studios Japan has affordable accommodations that are steps away from the park and have easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through Booking.com followed by the hotels directly. Sometimes you’re able to score some incredible deals. Here’s a short list of hotels at Universal Studios Japan I recommend.

  • The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan – You’re directly in front of the Park gates and have instant access to Universal CityWalk Osaka. The rooms are gorgeous, with restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
  • The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is a fantastic hotel for those who want a comfortable, clean, and stylish place to sleep. After a long day at Universal Studios Japan, the rooftop sento (public bath) is excellent for unwinding and relaxing.
  • Hotel Universal Port – This is an excellent hotel for the Minion fan in your family, only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan, a must during your visit.

Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass

In advance, save time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan.

Stay Connected

Universal Studios Japan only offers free Wi-Fi at the entrance to the Park. That’s not enough to stay connected and share your day with everyone back home to give them FOMO on Instagram. Here’s how you can stay connected while travelling in Japan.

  • Pocket Wi-Fi – If you’re travelling with a group or have multiple devices, this is your best and most affordable way to stay connected to the internet. Pick up and drop off at the airport. Easy.
  • Japan SIM Card – If you have an unlocked phone and need a Japanese phone number, this is the best and easiest way.

Get Yourself Travel Insurance

While travelling aboard, having travel insurance protects you against injury, cancellations, illness, and other things you can never predict. Whenever I travel, I always budget for travel insurance to protect myself. I’ve used it, and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended companies are SafteyWing and  World Nomads for travel insurance.

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