5 best haunted attractions in Japan

Haunted attraction is one of the Japanese unique cultures

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A haunted attraction is a form of entertainment that simulates the experience of entering a haunted location that might be inhabited by ghosts, monsters, witches, serial killers, or humorous characters including The Addams Family, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and The Munsters. Haunted attractions can take place in many locations, including temporarily constructed simulated "haunted houses" or actual abandoned and dilapidated homes, corn mazes or cornfields, hedge mazes, farms or farmhouses, wooded areas or forests, abandoned asylums, defunct or old prisons, abandoned amusement parks or active amusement parks, ships or boats, abandoned factories, shopping malls, and parks.

Haunted attractions (also known as "haunts" or "mazes" within the industry) use many effects, intense lighting (strobe lights, black lights, and so forth), animatronics, CGI, scent dispensers, fog machines, air blasters, old antiques, gory images, and intense scenes of terror, torment, crime, mischief, or comedy. Visitors often come in contact with various actors dressed up in elaborate and often scary costumes, masks, and prosthetics; these actors perform skits or hide and jump out unexpectedly to scare, shock, disturb, or amuse the customer.

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There are around 80 permanent haunted attractions in Japan at 53 amusement parks.
There are around 100 amusement parks in Japan. Therefore, more than half of amusement parks have haunted attractions.

Originally, Japan has traditions of so-called "Japanese horror".
Maybe you already know the Japanese horror movies such as "Ju-On (The Grudge)" or "One Missed Call".
Compared with American or western horror movie, Japanese horror movie is more like creepy than surprising.
The specialities about Japanese horror movie is people usually die for irrational reason and there are no way to stop it.
For example, in Ju-on movie, all the people die if they step in to one house. It doesn't make sense at all.
Japanese people like these kinds of creepy horror movie. And that maybe is the reason why there are a lot of haunted attractions in Japan.

In this article, let me introduce best 5 Japanese horror attractions.

1. The Haunted Hospital ( Fujikyu Highland / 富士急ハイランド)

The haunted hospital (超・戦慄迷宮) of Fujikyu Highland is one of the biggest haunted attraction in the world. This haunted attraction's theme is the hospital shut down 40 years ago.
At first, The haunted hospital was a special event attraction and shifted to permanent attraction later.
This attraction was once won the Guiness record of "Haunted attraction with the longest walking distance" (900m).

Author tried here once. The most scary things about The haunted hospital are its dimness and necessity to walk.
Unlike Haunted Mansion of Tokyo Disney Land, this attraction is designed to walk through from the beginning to the end which means you cannot just close your eyes and let everything go.

There are many attractive attraction other than The haunted hospital at Fujikyu Highland.
I assure you this place is worth trying.
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2. Haunted House (Asakusa Hanayashiki / 浅草花やしき)

Asakusa Hanayashiki is one of the oldest amusement park in Japan.
Asakusa Hanayashiki opened at 1853. However this place was once demolished at WW2 and rebuilt at 1947.
The size of entire site is 5,800㎡.
Asakusa Hanayashiki is currently under the control of Namco.

There is a rumor that real ghosts show up at this haunted house!
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3. The Haunted House (Tokyo Dome City / 東京ドームシティ)

Tokyo Dome City is one of the biggest entertainment composite facilities.
There are 23 attractions and hot spring facility at an annex facility. There is a Tokyo dome hotel as well.

This haunted house is famous for its high quality ghost dolls. And you are given with a mission to complete which makes you have to participate to explore this haunted house.
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4. Haunted House (TOEI Kyoto Studio Park / 太秦映画村)

Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村 Tōei Uzumasa Eigamura?) is a theme park and film Edo period set in Kyoto, Japan.[1][2] It is situated in Toei Company's Kyoto Studio where Japanese movies have been produced.[3][4]

Among projects filmed at the park include Sebastiano Serafini's historical Japan-themed music video for the single "Inori".[5]
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If you visit Toei Kyoto Studio Park, you can try to wear costumes of Wafuku (Japanese traditional clothing) and walk around its site.
If you wish, you can take photos with real studio set of Japanese traditional town.

The theme of this haunted house here is Japanese style and you have to walk all the way from the beginning to the end.
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5. Horror House (Mitsui Greenland / 三井グリーンランド)

Greenland is one of the biggest attractions in Kyushu area.
Greenland has such a vast site area of 3 million ㎡.
They also have various facilities such as golf yard, hotels, hot spring and shopping mall.
Greenland has 89 kinds of attraction including one of the tallest ferris wheel in Japan called "Rainbow" (105m height).
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