Halloween

Culture

5 Kid-Friendly Ghosts for Halloween Activities in Japan

Halloween in Japan doesn't have to be scary. We delve into the world of Japanese monsters to look for kid-friendly, uniquely Japanese thrills and activities for parents and teachers.

By 4 min read

Live

The Best Halloween Parties and Events for 2022

Halloween is back with a bang! Find out where to party in Tokyo for Halloween 2022.

By 3 min read

Culture

5 Japanese Horror Films You HAVE to Watch this Halloween

Get right into the Halloween spirit with these highly acclaimed Japanese horror movies.

By 5 min read

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