In an attempt to tap into the growing interest in the supernatural during summer, a number of companies are offering services that allow participants to experience a taste of what lives in the shadows.

Hato Bus tourist agency, for example, offers two types of ghost tours every year: a Koshakushi to Iku Yoru no Kaidan cruise tour (a night cruise featuring a ghost storyteller) and an Otera de Kiku Kaidan no Yube tour (an event held at a temple on Mount Myoken Hosshou in Yanagishima at sunset featuring a ghost storyteller).

Meanwhile, Yokohama-based taxi company Sanwa Koutsu launched an Anatano Shiranai Taxi no Sekai tour this year, which takes passengers on a tour of haunted locations in Kanagawa Prefecture.