Can’t think of the name of the yōkai you are looking for? You can browse yōkai by specific categories to narrow down your search.
Note that these category pages are not completely inclusive or exclusive. Because of the cryptic nature of yōkai, they are very difficult to categorize. It would be impossible to list every single yōkai related to any one category. Instead, yōkai pages are only placed in categories when there is a significant relationship between the two. If you feel like a category is missing an important yōkai, let me know.
Yōkai by Geographical Region
baboon badger bat bird cat cephalopod chicken clam cow crab crocodile crustacean deer dog eel fish fox frog gecko horse insect lion lobster monkey octopus otter ox rat shark shrimp snake sparrow spider squirrel tanuki tapir tiger toad turtle weasel whale wolf
Yōkai Related to Objects
Yōkai by Habitat
Yōkai by Key Features
blind blue butt child chimera corpse curse disease dragon dropping drought emperor faceless familiar filth flying food (alcohol azuki sake salt tofu) giant good luck grave grudge hairy head holy hungry ice kozō laugh magic (onmyōdō) many eyes money moon mother New Years nocturnal oil old one eye one leg prankster pregnancy priest princess prostitute rain red rock shadow shape-changer skeleton snow sound sutra telepathy theater toilet tree vampiric warrior weather well winter woman wordplay zato zombie object
Yōkai with Religious Context