Baskin-Robbins Halloween

9 Oct

In Japan, Baskin-Robbins is popular.

It has been popular in Japan for at least as long as I’ve lived in Japan (which is since 1990).

Halloween, though, wasn’t very well-known or popular in Japan when I first came here…but it has become increasingly popular over the years.

Japanese children don’t knock on their neighbors’ doors asking for “Trick ‘R Treat” candies like they do in America. But Halloween events at Tokyo Disneyland and other places are popular.

Also, in Japan nowadays, many famous brands, such as Kit-KatStarbucks, etc. offer special Halloween treats.

So of course, the aforementioned popular American ice-cream chain Baskin-Robbins has been offering a limited-time Halloween menu of treats every year.


10 Responses to “Baskin-Robbins Halloween”

  1. hollywoodsam October 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Almost everything has a Halloween twist in the shops right now, from Hello Kitty Jack O`lantern bakery snacks to Women in Jewellery stores wearing witches hats. Commericially, I would agree that Haloween is popular in Japan


    • tokyo5 October 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      Yeah, these days Japan has a lot of Halloween decorations in October. Didn’t used to be this way … not long ago, Halloween was basically unknown here.

      In November, Xmas decorations go up in Japan.


      • hollywoodsam October 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

        はい。そですね。 Same back home. Not to mention the xmas stuff on the shelf in October. I guess they have to replace all the halloween stock with something.


      • tokyo5 October 11, 2013 at 12:01 am #

        At least in America, Xmas decorations don’t go up til after Thanksgiving


  2. ddupre315 October 10, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Very cool! Apparently, some of the bases opens up later in the month for Japanese children to come on board and experience our Halloween rituals: haunted house, trick or treating, etc. Should be an interesting day.


    • tokyo5 October 10, 2013 at 8:47 am #

      Really? The American military bases in Japan allow Japanese children to go inside for ‘trick r treating’?
      I wish I had known that when my children were young!


      • ddupre315 October 10, 2013 at 9:10 am #

        I don’t think it’s a knock on the door situation but they have like a carnival type thing set up. I just heard a rumor about it. Might be a new thing and not every installation doing it. I can find out more if anyone is interested.


      • tokyo5 October 10, 2013 at 9:37 am #

        I’m interested


  3. Masa October 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    There goes my diet.
    I wonder if they still give a 31% discount on the 31st if every month. The Japanese baskin robins always makes the cones look exactly like the picture!


    • tokyo5 October 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

      Yes, I believe they do still give the 31% discount on the 31st of every month.
      That’d be Halloween Day this month.


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