Haunted Doll Village in Japan
Japan is known as a nation that create bone-chilling horror movies, but this haunted doll village is extremely creepy with the deceased being replaced by life-size dolls.
Nagoro or Nagoru, now known as the haunted Nagoro Doll Village is situated on the island of Shikoku in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan and holds a vibe that is creepier that a lot of haunted places on Earth.
Japan is home to the most haunted place in the world, but the haunted doll village is a close runner-up with its realistic life-sized dolls that have been displayed and positioned to replace previous residents.
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The village acts as a tourist attraction for paranormal investigators and people looking to experience this eerie place.
Located in a remote mountain area, the village had 300 previous residents, but that dropped by nearly 90% by 2015 due to Japan’s population decrease.
The dolls started in the early 2000s when Tsukimi Ayano moved back to the village to look after her sick father, but when he finally passed away, she created a life-sized doll that was placed in a field to look like him.
She didn’t stop there though. Since then, Ayano has made more than 400, which include some replacement dolls. Many resembled former residents, while others are just imaginary people.
Others soon followed in her footsteps and started creating dolls. The village school that closed in 2012 became a museum of the dolls with two dolls resembling the last two students that were at the school.
The village is located on Route 439 in the Iya Valley if you’re interested to visit and see the many dolls that are scattered around the village making it similar to the town from the movie House of Wax. It’s quite a unique place. Let us know in the comment below if you would like to check it out.