Asama Shrine is a pocket of civilisation amongst the serenity of towering trees and natural rock formations. It is a refreshing reminder of life outside of the grey, cement offices of Nagoya.
Old Honsaka Tunnel is known as one of the most haunted locations in Aichi due to the devastating history of kidnapping, corruption, rape, and death.
Pictured: Rebecca (HidingfromJapaneseGhosts) Image: gwhitewave
“Something is strange. I can feel something very, very strange.”
Our experience of Old Honsaka Tunnel can be accurately summed up in one statement:
Bitterly freezing with a touch of unsettling.
Vivi and I travelled the two-hour journey from Nagoya on a warm day in late December in the promise of finding one of the most spiritual ghost spots of Japan.
Old Honsaka Tunnel was once the connecting route between Shizuoka and Aichi; built after an earthquake damaged much of the Princess Route leading through Hamamatsu and Honsaka Pass.
Hiding from Japanese Ghosts
Ghost stories are the least frightening thing about Japan when facing culture clashes, mystery food, language barriers, and - scariest of all - marriage.