Best Japanese Horror Stories

Best Japanese Horror Stories

Japanese literature is widely expressed over the world, especially Japanese horror writings. In this article, I tried to make a list of some best horror stories of Japanese literature. Read the best Japanese horror stories.

Japanese Ghost Stories

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was born in Greek. But later he moved into Japan and he got Japanese citizenship and a new name, Koizumi Yakumo. Japanese Ghost Stories is one of the best books by Koizumi Yakumo. The story of this book is about the phantoms and ghouls of Japanese folklore. This book first published on June 22nd, 2015.

The Summer of the Ubume

The Summer of the Ubume is a famous Japanese horror novel. Natsuhiko Kyogoku wrote this book. This book considered and contains one of the best horror stories, which is the first novel of Kyogoku. The Summer of the Ubume book adapted into a live-action feature film. This book translated into English by Alexander O. Smith.

Real World by Natsuo Kirino

Real World is one of the horror-story books of Japanese literature. Japanese author Natsuo Kirino wrote this book and Philip Gabriel translated this book into English. Real World book first published in 2003 by Shueisha publishers. Later English translated copy of this book published in 2008 by Vintage Books.

In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami

In the Miso Soup is a novel by Ryu Murakami. It was published in 1997 in Japanese, and in 2003 in English. The novel won the Yomiuri Prize for Fiction in 1997. by Ryū Murakami, Ralph McCarthy (Translator). Publisher: Yomiuri Shimbun.


The Ring book contains the best horror Japanese mystery story. Koji Suzuki is a popular Japanese author who wrote this book. Ring book first published in 1991. The story of this book sets in modern-day Japan. This book is the first book of Ring Series.

If you want to read Japanese horror stories, you can try these books. I hope you enjoy the books of this list.

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