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  • When a city has as much ancient history as Tokyo, Japan does, there are bound to be a few ghosts roaming the streets. From beheaded rebel samurais to wronged citizens, stories abound of grudge-bearing souls. Locals and visitors claim they hear, feel, and see signs of the afterlife in the […]

    Top 5 Haunted Locations In Tokyo!

    When a city has as much ancient history as Tokyo, Japan does, there are bound to be a few ghosts roaming the streets. From beheaded rebel samurais to wronged citizens, stories abound of grudge-bearing souls. Locals and visitors claim they hear, feel, and see signs of the afterlife in the […]

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  • Japan is a country full of magic, mystery & legend and home to some of the creepiest urban legends of all time. Sit back, down down the lights and watch the show!

    10 Terrifying Japanese Urban Legends!

    Japan is a country full of magic, mystery & legend and home to some of the creepiest urban legends of all time. Sit back, down down the lights and watch the show!

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  • Yūrei are a type of Japanese ghost, usually female (though males do exist), traditionally shown as wearing all white with long black hair that hangs in front of their face. They are typically bound to specific places or objects, and often have a mission of vengeance. Yūrei have been featured […]

    Japanese Spirits – The Yūrei!

    Yūrei are a type of Japanese ghost, usually female (though males do exist), traditionally shown as wearing all white with long black hair that hangs in front of their face. They are typically bound to specific places or objects, and often have a mission of vengeance. Yūrei have been featured […]

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  • WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THOSE OF A DELICATE NATURE. The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at […]

    Japan’s Haunted Suicide Forest!

    WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR THOSE OF A DELICATE NATURE. The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at […]

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  • Tengu ( “heavenly dog”) are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yokai (supernatural beings). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of […]

    The Tengu Of Japan!

    Tengu ( “heavenly dog”) are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yokai (supernatural beings). Although they take their name from a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou), the tengu were originally thought to take the forms of […]

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  • A guide to some of the most well known haunted locations in Japan. If you have visited any of these locations, feel free to comment below with your experiences, I have been to a couple myself, though never had any experiences.

    Haunted Places In Japan!

    A guide to some of the most well known haunted locations in Japan. If you have visited any of these locations, feel free to comment below with your experiences, I have been to a couple myself, though never had any experiences.

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  • Are you brave enough? That is the question that will be answered by playing kimodameshi, the Japanese test of courage. You will have to walk a dark, lonely path to a haunted location and set down your token to prove that you had been there. The Meaning of Kimodameshi Kimodameshi […]

    Kimodameshi – The Japanese Test Of Courage Ritual!

    Are you brave enough? That is the question that will be answered by playing kimodameshi, the Japanese test of courage. You will have to walk a dark, lonely path to a haunted location and set down your token to prove that you had been there. The Meaning of Kimodameshi Kimodameshi […]

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  • Ginti Kobayashi is a writer who in recent years can be seen in the series, Kaidan Shinmimibukuro Nagurikomi! In these DVDs, we follow Kobayashi and his colleagues as they explore Japan’s most notoriously haunted places. #10 Oiran Buchi (Yamanashi) Steep cliffs surrounding a flowing river can be found off Highway […]

    Ten Haunted Places In Japan As Chosen By A Professional Ghost Chaser!

    Ginti Kobayashi is a writer who in recent years can be seen in the series, Kaidan Shinmimibukuro Nagurikomi! In these DVDs, we follow Kobayashi and his colleagues as they explore Japan’s most notoriously haunted places. #10 Oiran Buchi (Yamanashi) Steep cliffs surrounding a flowing river can be found off Highway […]

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  • Kuchisake-Onna Japan has a wealth of creepy ghost stories, but this one is particularly chilling. Today’s topic is Kuchisake-Onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman. This ghost legend crosses over into the realm of urban legend and may have some basis in fact. The original story of Kuchisake-Onna comes from the Heian period […]

    ”Am I Pretty?” – Japan’s Terrifying Kuchisake-Onna!

    Kuchisake-Onna Japan has a wealth of creepy ghost stories, but this one is particularly chilling. Today’s topic is Kuchisake-Onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman. This ghost legend crosses over into the realm of urban legend and may have some basis in fact. The original story of Kuchisake-Onna comes from the Heian period […]

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  • The Japanese believe that all humans have a spirit or soul called a reikon. Ghosts are yurei, meaning “faint spirit.” If a person dies in a sudden or violent manner, the reikon is thought to transform into a yurei, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world. […]

    Haunted Japan!

    The Japanese believe that all humans have a spirit or soul called a reikon. Ghosts are yurei, meaning “faint spirit.” If a person dies in a sudden or violent manner, the reikon is thought to transform into a yurei, which can then bridge the gap back to the physical world. […]

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