5 Creepy Japanese Children's Songs
Read on for a compilation of seemingly innocuous children songs that, according to urban legends, hide a quite different meaning…
This Creepy Demon Could Be Behind Your Mirror!
What could be scarier than looking up and not seeing your refection? How about seeing a ghostly ghoul instead?
Instant Ramen as a Samurai Epic
Accompanied by a solid Japanese hip-hop beat, this film noir anime recasts the inventor of instant noodles as a samurai warrior. Think 'Samurai Champloo,' with ramen.
Painted Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects
To avoid becoming prey, leaf insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings. But what happens when the insect's natural environment has been completely destroyed?
How to Take Somen-Slurping Action Shots
Think a bowl of cold noodles is as dull as... well, a bowl of cold noodles? Your challenge has been accepted.
This 'Izakaya' Truly Is Stranger than Fiction!
Read only if you're up for a wacky 'izakaya' experience.
4 Weirdly Themed Tokyo Izakaya
Looking to change things up for your next pub crawl? Why not grab your drinks in Japan's Warring States Period—or an elementary school classroom?
Want to See a Samurai Vaporized by a UFO?
How does Nissin advertise duck soup soba? By having a samurai try to shoot down a UFO. Naturally.
Otherworldly Transformation of Simple Ceramics
This ceramic artist takes utilitarian vessels and transforms them into otherworldly objects.
Would You Buy a Creepy Cactus?
Check out this real 'Little Shop of Horrors,' full of monster-inspired cacti.
10 Scary Superstitions & Taboos in Japan
Why might Japanese people sometimes hide their thumbs? And which way should you avoid sleeping? For that matter, why is it bad to cut your nails at night? Find out!
Can You Survive Aomori's Summer Stove Train?
Looking for a steamy train experience? Head up to Aomori for a stove train that's heated to 50°C in the middle of summer!
Japan's Most Surreal National Park
From late April to early May, the blooms of 4.5 million Nemophilia flowers turn the hills of Hitachi Seaside Park a surreal shade of blue.
Get a Workout While on These Rides!
Pump those leg muscles to get these rides working in a theme park that's almost entirely human-powered!
Ukiyo-e Isn't Just Skin Deep
This collection of ukiyo-e prints illustrates what's going on deep inside the body.
This Cosplayer Will Give You Nightmares
Cosplayers have been known to dress up in outfits that will scary the socks off of anyone, but this cosplayer takes things one step further.
Gruesome Floats from the Neputa Festival!
Hirosaki's Neputa Festival is known for its gigantic, illuminated floats. But did you ever notice the gruesome details hidden in the art?
Summer Doesn't Have to be the Pits
Stay cool during the summer with an electric fan that circulates cool air right into your armpit!
Candy So Good It'll Bring Back the Dead
Try a piece of this candy that for 400 years has been tantalizing the tongues and scaring customers with its hair-raising history!
Discover the Secrets of the Haunted Restaurant
Step in to this fantasy horror restaurant in Kyoto and enjoy all-you-can-eat and drink, including desserts, for a full two hours—if you dare!