Matsue’s Popular Ghost Tour

MATSUE, Shimane Pref. — A set of steps haunted by the ghost of a geisha slaughtered by a samurai, a graveyard filled with the eerie cries of babies, and a huge stone turtle that roams around in the dead of night are just some of the attractions featured in the popular ghost tour of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.

The tour, which starts in the evening in groups of about 10 participants, each carrying a flashlight, visits shrines and graveyards referred to in the horror stories of famous Meiji Era novelist Yakumo Koizumi.

Koizumi’s great-grandson, Bon Koizumi, 50, conceived the event after experiencing a ghost tour in Ireland, and started the Matsue tour four years ago.

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