Halloween in Japan is an odd time, in that it is mostly aimed at an older demographic. Street parties and nightclubs are boozy affairs, while costume shops almost exclusively trade in sexy fancy dress for women.
For those of us coming from the West, where Halloween is predominantly an affair for children to dress up and gorge themselves on candy, this may seem a little strange. Furthermore, it might feel somewhat unfair as it means that our kids here with us in Japan tend to miss out on all of the fun.
Fortunately, Legoland is looking to rectify that with their ‘Brick or Treat’ event, a fun-packed and hair-raising treat for our little ones.
As well as all the usual attractions, from September 14 to November 4, 2019, your children can take part in a number of Halloween-themed events. Of course, Halloween isn’t Halloween without getting dressed up in your best spooky costume or fancy dress, but how to decide who is the best dressed? A competition, of course. Every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 15:45, up to 60 children (taken on a first-come, first-served basis, registration opens at 10:00) battle it out to be crowned the costume king or queen of the land!
Once you are all dressed up, of course, you should go on a spot of trick or treating, and if you find a member of Legoland staff at the Candy Station and tell them ‘Brick or Treat!’ you can receive delicious treats. In addition, if you find the pumpkin and scarecrow fairies that appear once a day you can not only have your photograph taken with them but you can receive yet more tasty sweets.
Those sweets will come in handy for giving the brain energy required for tackling the Hidden Legoland Mystery challenge. Kids, with perhaps a little help should they need it, can use the messages and select blocks included in the riddle pack to solve the mysteries of Legoland hidden around the park, with prizes for anyone who solves them all.
Further prizes are available by claiming free, special edition Legoland character cards, and then taking part in a card battle with Dr. Brick. How well your child does determines the number of unique LEGO blocks they can win.
Legoland, however, isn’t just about these Halloween games. There are loads of rides and activities for you and your children to enjoy. Primarily aimed at kids from two to 12, it is both educational and fun, making for a day out that your kids will never forget.
For a more in-depth look at Legoland, check out our article here.
Further details on Legoland’s Brick or Treat event can be found here.
Legoland is accessible just a short (3 minute) walk from Kinjo-futo Station on the Aonami Line( Nagoya Station).
2-2-1 Kinjo-futo, Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi-ken (map)
Children: From 6,500 yen *ages 3–12
Adults: From 9,900 yen *ages 13+
1 Day Pass
Children: From 3,300 yen *ages 3–12
Adults: From 4,500 yen *ages 13+