Halloween

Culture

7 Scariest Japanese Ghosts and Ghouls to Haunt Your Dreams

We hope you don’t find yourself alone with any of these yurei and yokai.

By 6 min read

Culture

7 Spooky Japanese Superstitions and Their Origins

Familiarize yourself with these eerie Japanese superstitions to prevent yourself from unknowingly summoning spirits or bad luck this summer!

By 6 min read

Culture

7 Terrifying Japanese Urban Legends Based on True Stories

From human sacrifices to haunted tunnels, these real Japanese legends give us the creeps.

By 8 min read

Culture

5 Ways to have an Online Halloween in Japan This Year

2020 has been spooky enough, so here's how to have fun and stay safe!

By 5 min read

Culture

The Strange Story of Tokyo Narita Airport’s Haunted Hotel

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

By 1 min read

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

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