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!
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?
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).
'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!
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!
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!
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!
Virtual Reality Made Real in Odaiba
Want to fight zombies in a VR warehouse? Head on down to Odaiba!
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…
The Legend of Kinojo: The Demon Castle
This Okayama castle is literally called, 'Castle of a Demon.' Find out why!
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 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.
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!
Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan
These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!
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.
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!
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.
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!