Think You’re Brave Enough? Try These 3 Haunted Attractions in Japan!

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  • It is quite common for Japanese people to spend some of their days visiting haunted houses. They are commonly known as “ghost houses” in the country and are built to offer quite an immersive experience that’ll surely thrill visitors out. So if you feel like getting the “chills” by strolling down halls with red lights, cobwebs, and severed bodies, then you can check out these three creepy attractions in Japan.

    1. Baby in Hell (赤ん坊地獄)

    One of the latest summer attractions that is being held at Tokyo Dome City (東京ドームシティ) is called “Baby in Hell.” This is part of the terrifying haunted houses that are produced by Gomi Hirofumi (五味弘文). The baby girl who was born from a demon father and a human mother from the original Baby in Hell (1996) is now all grown up and has had her own baby. It is the mission of visitors to return the baby safely to the mother while encountering evil forces. Whatever you do and whatever happens, you are required to hold the baby in your arms. There are two levels of thrills to choose from: “Scream” version (10 am to 4 pm) and “Superscream” version (5 pm to 9 pm). Baby in Hell will only be open until September 25, 2016 so make sure to visit as soon as possible!

    Tokyo Dome City Website
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    2. Odaiba Strange School (台場怪奇学校)

    This is a school which has been abandoned for more than 40 years. It was considered to be cursed as students mysteriously committed suicide. It was completely torn down and left behind yet many people say that they can still hear the voices of those unfortunate students. So if you want a spine-tingling trek in a ghostly school without knowing what might surprise you, then hop on and take the horrifying experience that lasts for 10 to 15 minutes. If you want to go as a group, you may do so with a maximum of 6 participants. This is located at the DECKS Tokyo Beach (デックス東京ビーチ) Seaside Mall in Odaiba (お台場) and is open from 11 am to 9 pm.

    Odaiba Strange School on DECKS Tokyo Beach’s Website
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    3. Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear (絶凶・戦慄迷宮)

    Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear was opened in 1999 at the Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) to let visitors experience a slice of Japanese nightmare which is relatively insane. It started with a 500-meter length but was later on extended to 900 meters, covering two stories of a maze of terror and is said to be the scariest haunted house in Japan.

    Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear on Fuji-Q Highland’s Website
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    If you’re up for a good scare and looking for something different, try visiting these places. The queues are most likely going to be long so it’s better if you come as early as possible!

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