Tripping Bathroom

The Tripping Bathroom is a Japanese urban legend about a restroom in a company where the workers keep falling. This is supposed to be a true story and it happened in Ueda City, Nagano, Japan.

Tripping Bathroom

The bathroom in our company is a little strange. It’s a place where a lot of people trip and fall. The strange thing is, there is nothing there to trip over.

Yesterday, my friend Yuki was in the bathroom. When she came out of the stall, she tripped over and fell on the tiled floor. She scraped her knee really badly.

We took her to the break room and helped her put a band-aid on her bleeding knee.

“Are you alright?” I asked.

“Yes, I guess so,” Yuki replied weakly.

“You really are careless,” laughed Sakura, one of our co-workers.

“It’s not my fault,” Yuki protested. “Sato-san from the sales department fell in the bathroom last week. And the week before, so did Honda-san.”

“And even though you knew that, you still fell?” Sakura said. “You’re so clumsy. How do people keep tripping in there? You need to be more careful.”

I couldn’t say anything. I didn’t want to be the one to tell the others.

A few days later, Sakura was in the bathroom. When she came out of the stall, she fell too. She said it felt as if she tripped over something, even though there was nothing there.

“Now who’s the one that’s careless?” Yuki chuckled.

“It wasn’t my fault,” Sakura complained. “When you step out of that stall, it’s as if something’s there… Last time, when you tripped in the bathroom, didn’t you feel like you tripped over something?”

“What do you mean?” asked Yuki.

“There’s nothing there,” said Sakura, “but it still felt like… Oh, I don’t know… Maybe it’s just my imagination.”

“Midori, when you go to the bathroom, be careful,” they told me. “It would be weird if all three of us had band-aids on our knees.”

I laughed nervously and assured them I would be careful.

But I know I won’t trip and fall. That’s because I’m the only one who can see them…

The dead women lying on the bathroom floor…

… tripping everyone who comes out of the stalls.

Tripping Bathroom


  1. Animal Kingdom 2004 says

    Way too predictable. As soon as I learned it was invisible and low, it was clearly a dead body.

  2. Princess Of The Dead says

    But not EVERYONE falls, bc they don’t always go to the same stall right? Unless the dead woman is really tall…

  3. bookworm says

    so is she a psychic or something?

    Scaryforkids says: In Japan, they just believe that some people have the ability to see ghosts.

  4. Crystal says

    HEY! It’s another ‘scary-washroom’ story! What’s up with the ‘special’ washrooms?

  5. Rose says

    REALLY!!! Another Japanese scary story with something messed up in the washroom. I think Japanese people have a good bond with washrooms!

  6. White death says

    Come on bro respect Japan. They have the most scariest urban legends in the world. No other country has such rich urban history. And for ur point this is a awesome story. It makes u think why we sometimes trip in fornt of public toilets

  7. shiv says

    porcelain toilet from japan

  8. Thomas Whiler says

    These names are not made up. In fact the Honda surname has been used for a long time before cars were made

  9. TamasakiLion says

    I could imagine me walking into a stall, when suddenly a hand grabs my leg, leading me to face-plant into a toilet. Worst case scenario, it’s unflushed.

  10. FurryKittensAreEvil0 says

    Sakura, Yuki, Honda lmao they are just making names up now. I’ve seen the name Yuki in a lot of Japanese stories must be a common name.

  11. BloodyKillers says

    Why is SHE the only one to see the dead body??

    Scaryforkids says: In Japan, they say that some people just have the “inspiration” – the ability to see a ghost.

  12. lovevamps7 says

    Yeah… People of Japan are kinda obsessed with ghosts in washrooms … Anyway it was creepy…

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