Expect a ghoulish time in Tokyo’s Omotesando when the area holds its “Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade” (www.harajuku-halloween.com) on Oct. 28, in which some 1,300 costumed revelers are expected to march. The parade starts at 1 p.m. on Omotesando street (near the station) and finishes at 2:15 p.m.

In Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, 3,500 people in costumes are set to march on Oct. 28 in an event called “Kawasaki Halloween 2012” (www.lacittadella.co.jp/halloween) Organizers expect nearly 11,000 spectators will watch the parade, which will include 200 performers dressed as zombies dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The parade starts at 2:30 p.m. at Kawasaki City Hall and La Cittadella, commercial complex, located near the East Exit of JR Kawasaki Station.

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