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In Search of Yokai

The Fairytale Traveler is on the hunt for these diverse Japanese creatures:

Every culture has their own share of myths, stories, and legendary creatures. One particularly intriguing set of creatures, Yokai, originate in Japan and are monsters and spirits that have supernatural powers. The Japanese Yokai are known to range from simply mischievous to outright malicious, and some are even known to occasionally bring good fortune to those nearby. They can take the form of animals, humans, or even inhabit inanimate objects. I’ve rounded up some intriguing Japanese Yokai and the places in Japan where you might be able to find them.



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