This is no run-of-the-mill funfair obake-yashiki (haunted house) with half-hearted scares that are more hilarious than horrifying. Located in Odaiba, this ghostly attraction is designed to look like an abandoned, decrepit school – plus, there’s a storyline to your adventure. Armed with only a flickering torch, you are supposed to make your way inside and save the souls of the students and headteacher who – as the legend goes – committed suicide a long time ago. The soundtrack mimics a horror flick, with abrupt sounds of movements, random voices and a child’s creepy laughter, all designed to send shivers down your spine.
Since Japan is known for its horror movies, you can expect a similarly well-thought-out setting, complete with frightening mannequins, narrow winding corridors and foreboding smoke. While your journey through the school won’t last longer than 10 to 15 minutes, scaredy-cats can attest that even a couple of terrifying minutes can feel like forever – especially when this creepy adventure is also available entirely in English and you can understand every terrifying word coming at you.