Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet

Mysterious & Otherworldly Experiences

Episode 057

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Sometimes things defy explanation, no matter how you look at them. In these five tales straight out of Japan, find out the true terrors that are haunting regular people’s lives.

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Hitchhike

Episode 056

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What could go wrong on a simple hitchhike? Two young men decided to hitchhike across Japan during the summer holidays but end up on the trip from hell…

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The Evil in Our Safe Spaces

Episode 055

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Spirits and monsters don’t just lurk in empty, dark spaces. Sometimes they hide in plain sight, or sometimes they’re with us all along and we never notice. Perhaps they’re with you right now…

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What Lurks in Abandoned Buildings?

Episode 054

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Abandoned buildings are an endemic in Japan. From old houses to hospitals, shrines to hotels, you’ll find all sorts of buildings left empty… or are they? Find out what really lurks in the shadows.

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Encounters with the Supernatural

Episode 053

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Sometimes things happen that can’t be explained, and often, you’re better off not even trying to find out why. It won’t always lead to an answer you like. This week we share six tales of the supernatural, and how it changed people's lives forever.

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When Yurei Attack: Ghost Stories From Japan

Episode 052

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A phone call with a ghastly voice on the other end. A photo that changes each time you look at it. An alarm from an otherwise empty room. Japanese ghosts haunt buildings, objects, people, and even nature itself. These are their tales.

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Neighbourhood Hauntings

Episode 051

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It’s not just houses that get haunted. Sometimes there can be a strange happening at the workplace. Something off at school. Something weird about that park down the street. These five haunting tales are from all around the neighbourhood.

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Kinkisaki -Pandora-

Episode 050

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It’s the 50th episode! This week we have a very special story to celebrate: Kinkisaki -Pandora-, the tale of a ritual cruel beyond comprehension, and its long-lasting and far-reaching effects.

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Haunted Places

Episode 049

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Japan is full of haunted places. With these three tales, uncover the terrifying truth behind the paranormal encounters of everyday people simply going about their lives.

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Supernatural stalkers and soul snatchers

Episode 048

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And you thought your job was bad. At least you’re not being stalked by the supernatural as it attempts to take your life, and possibly, your soul. How will these protagonists survive, and will they ever be the same again?

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