Top Ten Scariest Japanese Mythical Creatures and Urban Legends

The Japanese mythology and urban legends has some of the weirdest and scariest creatures I know. You wouldn't wanna get into an encounter with one of these!

The Top Ten

1 Kuchisake-Onna

Kuchisake-Onna is an urban legend about a woman with a ripped mouth. She covers her mouth with a surgical mask. She'll ask you, "Am I pretty? ". If your answer is no, she'll kill you with a scissor. If your answer if yes, she'll remove her mask and reveal her ripped mouth and ask, "How about now? ". If your answer is no, you're cut in half, and if your answer is yes, she'll slit your mouth like hers. If you run away, she'll just reappear in front of you - FireWasp2004

Aargh! This ghost scares me the hell! - ChatNoirFan18

2 Teke Teke

Teke Teke is an urban legend about a girl who was sliced in half by a train. She now wanders around, cutting people's legs with a scythe. There's another version where she wanders in bathroom stalls, asking people where her legs are. If people don't answer "The Meishin Railways", she'll cut their legs off. Right... this is making me more afraid of bathrooms... - FireWasp2004

3 Aka Manto

Aka Manto is a demon that asks you if you want a red or a blue paper. Answer red and get sliced to pieces. Answer blue and get strangled to death. Answer another color and you're dragged to Hell. Hmm... Teke Teke and Aka Manto, that's 2 terrifying ghosts that lurk in bathrooms. A bathroom sure is a scary place... - FireWasp2004

If you want to be safe from this ghost, the answer is"i don't need toilet paper". - ChatNoirFan18

4 Jorōgumo

Jorōgumo is a spider woman. She seduces men, wraps them in her webs, poisons them, and eats them. There's also another version where she'll ask men to hold her baby, but once a man holds her baby, he'll be surprised to find out that her "baby" is actually thousand of spider eggs that will burst out - FireWasp2004

5 Hanako-San

Hanako-san is an urban legend about a spirit of a girl who haunts school bathrooms. You can summon her (I don't think you'd do it but I'm telling you how anyway) by going to the 3rd stall in a school bathroom, knocking 3 times on the door, and asking "Are you there, Hanako-san? ", and then you'll hear her answer, "I'm here.". If you enter the stall you'll see a girl with a red skirt. There are some variations of Hanako-san - FireWasp2004

6 Kekkai

Kekkai is a type of Sankai, a Yokai born to a woman when care isn't provided during pregnancy. Once it's born, a Kekkai will bury itself under the house to kill its mother later - FireWasp2004

7 Gashadokuro

Gashadokuro is a giant skeleton made out of the bones of people who died of starvarion. A Gashadokuro grabs lone travelers, rips their heads off, and drinks their blood - FireWasp2004

8 Oshiroibaba

Oshiroibaba is an elderly woman that carries a case filled with some kind of face powder. She also wears a large straw hat. She terrorize's women by blowing face powder to them, which causes her victim's face to fall off - FireWasp2004

9 Kamaitachi

Kamaitachi is a weasel demon with sickles as claws. They're often in a group of 3. The first one pushes you to the ground, the second one cuts your legs off, and the third one applies medicine so you won't bleed to death. They also move very, very, very fast. Imagine yourself walking around peacefully in a street, and you blinked, but when you open your eyes again, you're laying on the ground with your legs missing - FireWasp2004

10 Mokumokuren

Mokumokuren is a swarm of eyes on the wall. It doesn't kill you, but just imagine how terrifying would it be to have hundreds of eyes watching you on the walls of your room! - FireWasp2004

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