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5 Fundamental Kabuki Plays

Kabuki is a traditional form of theater that has been around for over 400 years. Get to know this ancient art, which is a lot more understandable and accessible than you might think!

Death Eaters Set to Attack USJ!

Get your wands ready, for the Death Eaters from the Harry Potter franchise are poised to attack the popular Osaka theme park, Universal Studios Japan (USJ).

This Hot Spring Is in a Dungeon?!

This picturesque hot spring is hidden in a dilapidated old building in Tochigi, offering a unique experience to those brave enough to enter!

Take a Chilling Hike Through Aokigahara Forest

Walking through the famous forest that sits at the bottom of Mount Fuji is an interesting experience and, at times, somewhat frightening.

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!

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

Touring Japan’s Scenic Sanin Coastline

Those sand dunes aren't in Hawaii, Australia or the Middle East—they're on the west coast of Japan!

Obake in Japanese Popular Culture

Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?

'Manifest 99' Rattles into Japan

The award-winning 'Manifest 99,' an ominous and eerie story set on a train inhabited by a murder of crows, is about finding redemption in the afterlife—and is now available in Japan!

5 Creepy Japanese Film Remakes From the West

Whether you've seen the Japanese originals or the inspired versions from the States, these horror films take creepy to a whole new level.

Botan Doro: The Seductress Spirit

If you have a lover who only appears at night, you may want someone to check in on you!

A Creepy Abandoned Island's Past

Japan’s most famous urban ruins weren’t always deserted, as shown in this video from the 1960s, when Gunkanjima’s ghost town was still alive and well.

Virtual Reality Made Real in Odaiba

Want to fight zombies in a VR warehouse? Head on down to Odaiba!

The Japan Summer Experience Exhibit

This exhibit has it all if you want to experience a Japanese summer: festivals, a haunted house and even traditional bathhouse murals.

Visit an Eerie Grove of Buddhist Statues

This village of Buddhist statues is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film—or a really terrifying Japanese horror film.

The Legend of Kinojo: The Demon Castle

This Okayama castle is literally called, 'Castle of a Demon.' Find out why!

Prepared to be Terrified While Drinking a Brew

With its frightening interior and nail-biting ghost stories, this is one Japanese pub thrill seekers and horror enthusiasts, won't want to miss!

Ride the Rails on Kyoto's Ghost Train

Instead of seeing the usual crowd of office workers and students, this train carries commuters from a different world!

The 4 Scariest Japanese Horror Games

These Japanese video games aren't just scary to play—they're terrifying!

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…

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