Kowagarasetai, a production company specializing in haunted houses and horror events, launched what it calls the world's first drive-in haunted house as a means of keeping customers and performers safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
"With the virus, I knew there would be no way we could have a traditional haunted house, with all that screaming in a small confined space," company founder Kenta Iwana told CNN Travel. "When I read that drive-through theaters were making a comeback, it was my 'aha' moment."
The haunted house costs $75 for customers who bring their own cars, or $85 to borrow a car from the company. The borrowed cars feature protective plastic on the inside that is changed for each customer.
The vehicles pull into a garage and are treated a simulation of being trapped inside a vehicle being attacked by zombies and ghosts.
Customers' vehicles are cleaned after each performance, but the company cautions that some fake blood may remain.