Chilling attraction dedicated to ‘worst bear attack’ in Japan creeps guests out

A tourist attraction dedicated to the worst bear attack in Japan is so creepy that tourists are urged to stay away at night.

The Sankebetsu Brown Bear Incident Reconstruction Location is a haunting reminder of a grisly ambush which saw a 340-kilogram (749-pound) beast kill seven people.

The animal, which measured 8.9 ft in length, dominated a town for five days and also left three others seriously injured before it was killed in 1915.

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Despite striking fear across the town of Tomamae in Hokkaido, the attack dubbed the Sankebetsu brown bear incident has been reconstructed as a chilling learning experience.

Online reviews have proved just how terrifying the site is, with frightening words from guests such as: "I couldn't visit it alone", "It's too creepy", and “I was too scared to leave the car."

Authorities have warned visitors ahead of time, with an online website issuing alerts that there is no mobile service and the site is "not well lit" even in broad daylight.

Tourists have also been told it's "too dangerous" to visit at night and "brown bears may appear“ during the walk.

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The site, which is located near "Bear Road", runs from the centre of the town to the mountains and has rather cute signage to throw guests off.

One sign shows a mother and baby bear hugging in a sweet embrace under the spot where the tragedy took place.

The location was named Uchidome Bridge (Arrow Stop Bridge) because it was where the hunters first targeted and shot the bear.

Once you reach the end of the road, you can see a hut with a life-size bear lurking on top. It mirrors one of the huts on the night of December 9.

The beast attacked one of the family huts and then moved onto another where it mauled five people, reports Soranews24.

Locals alerted officials to several sightings of the gigantic animal and a famous hunter named Yamamoto Heikichi managed to put it down on December 14.

The bear is thought to have not hibernated, which makes them extremely dangerous and hungry.

Other parts of the dark attraction include the “Hibernation Hole” and stone memorials which mark the mass tragedy.

The horror attack has since inspired novels, documentaries, plays and a movie called Yellow Fangs, directed by Sonny Chiba.

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