In Japan, you can go on a haunted hayride on a public train

Every August, the Keifuku Electric Railroad company in Kyoto, Japan runs a series of "ghost trains" or "yokai trains" on weekend evenings. On these trains, spirits and monsters from Japanese mythology scare the heck out of children who are shocked and betrayed that their parents would make them ride an electrical railway rife with supernatural danger.

The yokai trains have been running since 2007, and overall it looks like pretty harmless stuff. Here are several videos of yokai trains from years past — I recognize the kappa, but I have no idea who the rooster in the tuxedo is. I however anticipate that he will be dropping by my dreams very soon.


In summation, this whole affair reminds me A.) of a Gorillaz song; and B.) that New Yorkers have their own equivalent of summertime horror trains.

[Oddity Central via Neatorama]

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