Another of the country’s creepy forested areas is Oiran Buchi, where 55 prostitutes were supposedly once killed. Moreover, the faceless ghost of a woman is said to draw people into her continually growing body there. It might be a pretty area with a river and green cliffs, but still not a choice for the faint-hearted.
Of course, you can choose not to believe in ghosts, but that still doesn’t mean there’s nothing in the woods that will creep you out. For example, picture suddenly coming across creatures that seem part human, part tree in a way that will have you looking furtively over your shoulder as you quickly flee back the way you came.
Accidentally running into one of these faceless life-sized sculptures among the trees is likely to be a pretty upsetting experience. It might take a few seconds for the eyes to even register what they’re seeing, but it’s a shock once they do. Unless, of course, you’re already familiar with the work of artist Nagato Iwasaki.