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Spooks at the drive-in haunted houseMinami-Azabu, Tokyo

For those who like a good spooking, can’t wait for Halloween to come around or are sick of Friday the 13th re-runs, Tokyo has opened the first drive-in haunted house. It’s spook city all year round.

Japanese folks love a good scare and, oddly enough, haunted houses are one of the more popular attractions for groups and couples. With the current Covid-19 restrictions,  design company Kowagarasetai has ingeniously created a genuine haunted house experience in central Tokyo that you don’t even have to leave your car for. The 20-minute immersive experience comes complete with zombies and blood-soaked figures.

Park your car inside a dark and dingy garage, the doors close and you wait like a sitting duck for the nightmare to begin. Victims – oops, we mean drivers – receive a set of Bluetooth speakers and the narration begins: There’s a legend that there’s a ghost that attacks humans. This is no passive scare fest – it’s all interactive and drivers honk the horn to hear more. As the ghoulish tale progresses actors dressed as ghosts and zombies attempt to scare the living beejesus out of you. And they will!

Just when you think you’ve made it out alive, a figure covered in blood launches its gruesome body on your car’s bonnet in classic jump-scare fashion. You’ll be glad you locked all the doors and the windows are tightly wound up.

And this is Japan, so all the fake blood and zombie fingerprints are cleaned off when the ordeal is over.


The drive-in haunted house attraction costs US$75 per visit (US$95 if you want to rent car). Add an extra-bloody package for US$9.

Kowagarasetai
kowagarasetai.com

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