Top 10 Scariest Japanese Urban Legends

Top 10 Scariest Japanese Urban Legends
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The west is full of classic urban legends and cautionary tales with a twist, but have you heard any of these stories? For this list, we’ve taken a look at the scariest urban tales and folktales, either involving creatures, rituals, or scenarios, from the Land of the Rising Sun, from Gashadokuro, to Nure-Onna and the Kiyotaki Tunnel. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Scariest Japanese Urban Legends.

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10. Gashadokuro (Giant Starving Skeleton)
9. NureOnna (The Snake Woman)
8. Kiyotaki Tunnel
7. Tenome
6. Tomino’s Hell
5. Gozu (Cow Head)
4. The Red Room Curse
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