Kumejima’s Ghost Road


Ghost Road from East

Kumejima’s famed Ghost Road, also known as Magnetic Road, is a treelined street north of the Gushikawa and Nakachi Neighborhoods just off the main route 242. There is a clear sign to the road while heading north. This road curves through fields to a marker which notes where the phenomena begins. If you continue along the road, it will exit back on the main road to the north.

The striking thing about this road, is that if you put your car in neutral at the indicated point, you will begin to move in the opposite direction your senses tell you. You’ll want to to go past the marker, turn your car around, and then try the trick from where the road curves. Try this tricky road as part of a scenic drive or on the way to other sights!

Ghost Road Start
Ghost Road Sign