Even if you thought Japan had some weird practices before, you’ll be completely blown away, creeped out, and terrified by this roster of urban legends that hail from the country.
As you read, you’ll no doubt pick up patterns, like if a creepy girl approaches you, DON’T TALK TO HER. RUN AWAY.
However, some of these run-ins seem unavoidable, so maybe it’s best that if you’re visiting Japan, you never leave your hotel room.
And, as you’ll see, stay out of the bathrooms.
She was mutilated by her husband and came back with a vengeance. She will ask you if you think she’s pretty, but no matter what you say, she’ll cut your face with scissors.
This girl slipped in a tub which resulted in her gouging out one of her eyes.She is summoned in the bathroom, and from there, she’ll follow you around all day. If she catches you, you’re dead.
So, uh, don’t summon her.
Knock three times on the third bathroom stall and ask if she’s there. Her hand will shoot out. Sometimes it’s bloody, sometimes it’s not.
But does thatreally matter?
This monster takes on the appearance of an old woman. But right when you get comfortable around her, she knocks you out, cooks you, and eats you.
A woman was sliced in half after falling on the railroad tracks, and she now runs around very quickly using her hands as legs. If she catches you, you’ll get the same treatment she did.
The tunnel’s length varies depending on the time of day, but when you get to the end, there’s always a mirror. If you look into it and see a ghost, you’ll suffer an untimely death.
The Akaname is a creature that roams around your bathroom when it’s dark, grabbing your feet with its mouth. It’s got a long slimytongue that won’t kill you but, still…gross.
If you get this Internet pop-up, a child’s voice will ask “Do you like the red room?”
Once you see it, though, it’s too late. You’re already marked for death.
Nope, it’s not about a salesgirl from the mall.
This is about a girl who exists in every empty space and crack in your house. She’ll ask you to play hide and seek. Don’t.
If you do, and she finds you, she takes you to hell.
Not a lot of upside to playing, now is there?
This is an old game in which a child stands with their eyes closed, circled by other kids. The circling kids chant and try to scare the one in the middle.
Nowadays, if the kids play the game, their faces become distorted forever.
A creepy girl will approach you and ask if you have a little sister. No matter what you say, she’ll take on that role. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she’ll eventually kill you for not being the perfect sibling.
So stay away from her at all costs!
If you’re sleeping alone, this child may appear dressed as a ghost. It won’t kill you, but it will MOVE YOUR PILLOW TO UNDER YOUR FEET.
Frankly, if I woke up to that, I’d wish it just killed me.
This is a ghost that can actually hurt humans. It was this legend that actually inspired Kayako, the evildoer in The Grudge.
She lives in school bathrooms, and if you see her, she’ll start to quiz you. If you don’t answer correctly, she’ll slice you in half. That’s the best academic incentive I’ve ever heard of.
Oh, and she appears a month later, too, to check on you again.
In a public restroom, you’ll be presented with red toilet paper and blue toilet paper. If you pick red, you’ll be sliced up until you’re dead. If you pick blue, you’ll be strangled.
The only thing you can do to save yourself is to say “yellow.”
If this poem is read aloud, the reader is essentially cursed and doomed to a short life of really bad stuff. But if you read it in your head, you’ll be fine, if not a little creeped out.
It’s also got the friendly name “Hide and Go Kill.”
It’s a game in which a spirit possessesa doll, then plays hide and seek with you. You’ll certainly lose the game and it will kill you.
Let’s never go to Japan, ok?