12 bizarre Japanese TV shows you won’t believe exist

JAN 29, 2020 AT 04:55 AM

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10. Soapy Stairs Game

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The more painful the game, the more popular it is with Japanese audiences. The premise is simple enough.

Contestants have to run up some stairs-as long as they don't fall on the greased steps. If they do, it's a painful tumble down toward a pool of water.

11. Human Bowling

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It's just like bowling, except that contestants are the bowling balls who rush down a slippery incline in inner tubes to collide with giant pins.

What could go wrong? Which is exactly why Japanese audiences love this game.