If you don’t believe the existence of ghosts, you are welcomed to visit any of the 18 most haunted places in Japan to meet the “good brothers.” If you are a Japanese, tell us whether you heard about these 18 haunted places in your country.


Atsugi Naval Air Base – BEQ 985 – The spirit of a young man is often seen wandering from room to room. Believed to be the ghost of a marine that was killed in a car accident in the 1960’s.

Hiroshima – It was said that the souls of the nuclear bomb victims at the end of World War 2 haunt the area. voices, pleading for help, crying and screaming can be heard around twilight. It was also said that some of those souls sometimes lurk in the shadows of the living.

Iwakuni – Barracks 1687 Room 301 – A Marine living in that room a few years ago committed suicide. In a drunken rage the Devil Dog broke the mirror in his room and slit his wrists with the broken pieces. From Marines checking in and out of that room since then, late at night if you look at the mirror you can see a Marine staring at you from the mirror.

Kanagawa – Atsugi Naval Air Facility – The Corrosion Hangar Bay – Located on the other side of the base stands over the old hangar used by Imperial Japan Kamikaze pilots. After Imperials surrender, many pilots killed themselves in this hangar for disgracing their nation.. At night, you can hear doors slamming on their own and sightings of floating “red eyes” can be seen from inside the bay. There was one incident during watch in which a man dressed in a Imperial era uniform walked through the bay access doors and out the back exit.

Kanagawa Prefecture – field hospital – The hospital is an old field hospital located on a military base by the name of Sagami Depot. There have been reports of noises and individuals walking around in the hospital. The building is seldom used but at night when security checks on it they often find a windows raised or a door that ha been locked previously unlocked. The Military police usually have a new soldier go there to conduct checks his first night on the job. Many have reported hearing some one walking around inside. The Japanese have experienced the same.

Nagasaki – Like Hiroshima, it was also said that the souls of the nuclear bomb victims in Nagasaki at the end of World War 2 haunt the area. voices, pleading for help, crying and screaming can be heard around twilight. It was also said that some of those souls sometimes lurk in the shadows of the living.

Okinawa – Camp Hansen – Gate #3 – Every weekend at night a soldier dressed in WWII gear, with blood all over his fatigues, a cigarette in his hand, and would ask the gate guard the same thing. “Gotta light?” Usually, the MP would light the cigarette for the soldier. As soon as it was lit, the GI would disappear. Update: this gate is closed because of this haunting; they had problems keeping a Japanese Sentry at this gate.

Okinawa – Camp Hansen – Gate #3 (Across the road from) – there was a fierce Samurai battle down that road one time. They said that at night, you can still hear the moans from the wounded Samurai Warriors, as they lay there dieing.

Okinawa – Gate One MCAS Futenma – Apparition of an Okinawa man from the waist up.

Okinawa – Machinato – HQ Spec Troops Barracks – Doors opening, cold spots, manual plumbing working automatically.

Okinawa – Marine Housing – persons living in the area reported a spirit sitting on the end of their bed, or feeling cold spots in certain areas of the house. One person stated seeing a shape of a little man walking through the halls.

Okinawa – The WWII Room – Witnesses have felt things touch them that were cold with no wind in contact.

Okinawa – USAF Storage Area – This whole island is haunted, mainly from WWII. One of the many haunted areas is in the Munitions Storage Area on Kadena AB. Along one of the main roads is a small clearing for people to stop and fish in the lake there or do whatever. It is reported that some nights when it’s foggy, people will be sitting at that clearing (security forces looking for speeders) doing whatever. They will hear noises like feet stomping on the ground. Then they will look out onto the lake and see a whole battalion of Japanese soldiers marching on the water. Then all of the sudden that person is surrounded by all the soldiers. Then they just disappear.Okinowa Experience

Tokyo – Akasaka – Weekly mansion Akasaka – There have been reports from many people that the weekly mansion building No.1 is haunted. Many have seen visions standing at the end of their beds, white mists coming in through the air vents, the room becoming suddenly very cold there have also been reports of lights going out or coming on by themselves, television and radios turning themselves on and a feeling of someone stroking their heads while they sleep and even being pushed into the bed by some unknown force being forced into a state of being so frozen they cannot move. One person even repirted being dragged from her bed to the other side of the room and then back again, she had scratches on her back the next day!

Tokyo – Outskirts – Outside Tokyo is a haunted mansion that was the basis of the game “Fatal Frame”. It is said there are other houses close by linked to the past of the mansion. People who have gone in there were later found by police with rope marks on their wrists, legs, and neck. There are also vast tunnels under this mansion but it is unknown what they’re for. Sometimes during the day you can photograph a small girl in a kimono in one of the windows

Tokyo – Square Building – A bluish male child wandering the halls at night. If he thinks he has been seen he will disappear.

Yokohama – Ikego – The middle gate – A World War 2 concentration camp. Where thousands of Chinese and Korean people were put to work and killed by the Japanese army. It is now a U.S. military housing Base. There are five incinerators that still stand today. It has three gates that keep it separate from the Japanese community. The Main Gate, The middle Gate and a back gate. At the middle gate, gate guards have experienced hearing voices, footsteps and a feeling of being watched. Some have reported a World War 2 Japanese soldier in a brown uniform with no legs between the middle gate and back gate.

Yokosuka Naval Base – Gridley Tunnel – This is a narrow, one way tunnel that runs through a hill from Gridley Lane to Nimitz Blvd. There have been numerous reports of people driving through the tunnel and seeing a man dressed as a Samurai. The reports are all similar, the people are driving through the tunnel when they look in their rear view mirror and see a man dressed as a Samurai standing in the road behind their vehicle when there was no one in the tunnel a moment before. Some people have been so startled by this that they have wrecked their vehicles into the side of the tunnel. The sightings are reported most often on rainy nights between midnight and 1:00am. The base newspaper, The Seahawk, once featured a story on this haunting. The rumor is that the apparition is the ghost of a Samurai who was on his way to avenge the death of his lord when he was ambushed and cut down in the tunnel. Because he failed in his mission of vengeance he can’t leave his place of death.

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3 Responses to “ 18 Most Haunted Places in Japan ”

  1. Anonymous on August 29th, 2009 7:23 am

    The pic is actually of Changi Hospital(Old) from Singapore and is considered one of the most haunted places in Singapore.It was used by the Japanese as a military hospital when they occupied Malaya in 1942.Many died there.Many citizens and POWs were detained here by the Japanese in a torture chamber in the hospital.Its closed for good now by the Singapore Land Authority.Its gonna be demolished and there is gonna be a new mall or something on top of it.I wonder if anyone would take up a retail space there?Scary!!!

  2. Funky Downtown on August 29th, 2009 7:55 am

    You are Singaporean? There were some hospitals that converted to hotels but a lot of "stories" when people stay in the hotels…looks like very "dirty"…

  3. Steve on February 2nd, 2010 3:00 pm

    Iwakuni – Barracks 1687 Room 301

    “From Marines checking in and out of that room since then, late at night if you look at the mirror you can see a Marine staring at you from the mirror.”

    I would guess if a marine looks into a mirror a marine would stare back at him.

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