Halloween is another time of the year in Kochi where there is no lack of parties to attend. This year, however, will be super sized!
In addition to the normal mayhem that happens at the Hirome Halloween Bash, you can also join the club circuit of Super Planets 2011.
There will be seven venues hosting sixty DJ’s, transforming downtown Kochi into a Halloween wonderland. People not in costume may feel more out of place this year than those who are.
One ticket gets you into all venues, and some places have a drink included. Also, if you’ve got your wristband or ticket, you can get into the Hirome Party for 1000 yen, even if you’re not in costume.
This all night party kicks off at Obiyamachi Park at 6:00 and ends at 8:00. You can get your wrist band there and enjoy the kick off party for free. Most other venues open from 9:00 and run til 5:00 in the morning. Check here for a list of venues, their times, and a map.
The sake hempai-ed at you as another enkai draws to a close is NOT good sake. I know many people who have written off this delicate Japanese wine purely on the basis of the rough stuff brought out at weddings and beer gardens. The truth is, that with a bit of guidance, and with the right food, nihonshu is really rather wonderful.
Hikaruya, which has been reviewed on this site as a place for a good bowl of udon at lunch time is also a fine Izakaya by night. On October 16th, you can treat yourself to a little lesson in all things rice wine with some good food to boot!
It is a bit steep at 5000 yen, but that includes six courses and lots of sake!
Call in advance to book your table on 088-855-3344
The friends club night is quickly gaining notoriety as Kochi’s most cutting-edge, out-there event on the Kochi night calendar.
If you have had your fill of the slightly more commercial musiq lovers, then head to Otamajaxy on October 21st, for a night of dank mayhem in the presence of Japan’s most respected underground techno DJ, NOBU.
DJ Nobu has played all Europe and in some of the most highly rated techno clubs of Berlin. He has also released a number of mix CDs. Check out No way back and Berghain for a taste of what is awaiting you!
Expect deep progressive techno, in fitting with the Halloween season. Yohei, the local Japanese DJ who invited Nobu down, says if you come you will ‘hameru’, sink into the deep and addictive sounds and dance until daybreak.