Halloween

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Culture

The Strange Story of Tokyo Narita Airport’s Haunted Hotel

Mummified bodies, bizarre cults, and reincarnation—and that’s just the beginning.

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Culture

True Japan Ghost Stories from GaijinPot Readers

Things that go bump in the night and haunted English schools are amongst these ghostly encounters, just in time for Halloween.

By 9 min read

Learn

Beyond ‘Kowai’: 10 Japanese Words For When You’re Freaked Out

This Halloween, be more than just scared with these new Japanese words and phrases to express your fear like a pro.

By 5 min read

Culture

A Ranking of the Worst Don Quijote Halloween Costumes You Can Buy This Year

Need a last-minute Halloween costume? We list this year's Donki offerings from ugly to my eyes are bleeding.

By 5 min read

Explore

5 of the Creepiest Abandoned Places in Japan

Known as Haikyo or “ruins,” these spots are more than just apocalyptic photo ops.

By 6 min read

Explore

Nightmare on Dotonbori: Top Halloween Spots in Osaka

Five spooktastic places for to get your monster mash on this Halloween in Osaka.

By 4 min read

Learn

Useful Japanese Halloween Vocabulary

Learn these words to help you identify some of the costumed characters you might encounter this Halloween.

By 3 min read

Culture

7 Terrifying Japanese Urban Legends That Are Based on True Stories

From human sacrifices to abandoned villages, these real Japanese legends give us the creeps.

By 7 min read

Live

8 Halloween Treats You Can Get at the Convenience Store in Japan

Save the tricks and give us all the spooky fall-flavored treats.

By 5 min read

Explore

5 Scary Japanese Foods and Why You Should Try Them

To experience the pleasure, you must also brave the pain of Japan’s complex culinary underworld.

By 6 min read

Culture

5 Classic Japanese Horror Movies You Must Watch

We dare you to watch these J-horror classics alone in the dark this weekend.

By 5 min read

Culture

7 Scariest Japanese Ghosts and Ghouls to Haunt Your Dreams

We hope you don’t run into any of these yurei and yokai this Halloween.

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