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?
Terrifying Dragon Ball Z Fan Art
Thanks to artist Edgar Gómez, we'll never see Dragon Ball Z in the same light again.
A Guide to Japanese Spirits
Be on the lookout for 'yokai' dwellings in Tokyo and beyond!
Official Japanese Ghostbusters Theme
Ever wonder what the Ghostbusters theme would sound like in Japanese? Sony got comediennes Yukiko Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki into full Ghostbuster gear to show us!
Instagram's Top 6 Ruin Explorers
Spoon & Tamago tracks down six intrepid Instagram users who beautifully—and sometimes creepily—document Japan’s most atmospheric ruins.
Would You Buy a Creepy Cactus?
Check out this real 'Little Shop of Horrors,' full of monster-inspired cacti.
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?
Japan's 8 Creepiest Shrines & Temples
Most temples and shrines will bring you a sense of harmony and peace. However, some also come with their share of unnerving events and creepy stories.
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!
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.
4 Beautiful Castles Home to Terrible Ghosts
Ancient buildings almost always seem to come with a ghost story, and Japanese castles are no exception.
Luxury Resort or Ghost Town?
Lake Toya is well known as a popular hot spring town in Hokkaido. But one part of the lake is also home to a spooky-looking ghost town!
Horrifyingly Cute Glass Hangers
Creepy Sadako, Kayako and Toshio are coming after you through your glass!
4 Very Creepy Ryokan
Is there anything cooler than a 'ryokan' with a bit of a thrill? These Japanese inns just might give you a chill!
Cradles of Subculture
Let's take a quick look at some trivia about various regions in Japan that are known as subculture hotbeds!
The 11 Spookiest Spots in Japan
Whether they’re haunted, abandoned or just plain old creepy, these spots will definitely show you a chilly side of Japan you may never yet have known.
Step into a Dystopian Sci-Fi Arcade
Based off of Kowloon Walled City, this is one cyberpunk arcade you won't want to miss—even if you aren't a fan of video games!
4 Japanese Horror Movies to Chill Your Summer
Longing for the good old days of ’The Ring’ and ’The Grudge’? Here are four classic Japanese films that will give you old-school shivers, whether you’re into genuine chills or just a bit of silliness mixed with ghosts.
Chofu's GeGeGe no Kitaro Café
Kitaro Chaya—literally, Kitaro Café—is done up to look like a traditional Japanese home, the likes of which are often the setting for various Japanese ghost stories.
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!