Old Inunaki Tunnel

The horrifying Old Inunaki Tunnel in Japan

Old Inunaki Tunnel in Japan is a famous place where people have been killed or burnt to death and many murders took place here.

What happened to Inunaki Tunnel?

It’s said to be Japan’s most haunted tunnel. People had been killed not only inside the tunnel but outside the tunnel too. It’s called the most horrifying place in the area and the reports of haunting stories are never ending. On December 7th, 1988, five boys tried to steal a car from an engineer without success, then later abducted and tortured him, finally burning him to death with gasoline. In 2000, a dead body was abandoned in the nearby dam.

Where is the Inunaki tunnel?

The tunnel is located in the Miyawaka town of Fukuoka Prefecture through a mountain into remote areas. The actual scenery is scary. The tunnel is curvy and less than 100m long.

Why is Inunaki Tunnel sealed?

The word Inunaki means 'dog bark'. The tunnel is no longer in use, and after many trespassers, the tunnel is now sealed with concrete blocks. The tunnel was the setting for a new Japanese horror movie called Howling Village (2019). After the movie, the tunnel suddenly became a tourist hotspot, even crowded even during the pandemic.
Pic: By Pontafon [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons


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