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Updated on March 30, 2023 8:32 am

18 Fascinating Information About Japan I Realized In Tokyo

Sure, that could be a rabbit on a lead.

Hello, I am Sam, and I am a Brit residing in London. I like to journey, and I’ve ALWAYS needed to go to Japan!

I’ve solid my thoughts again to my pre-Covid journey, and put collectively an inventory of informal observations about Japan/Tokyo that I assumed had been value mentioning.


There are these lorries that drive round loudly taking part in music, presumably for promotional functions.

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Take a look at this singing mouse who’s gotten so hammered that he is handed out and misplaced his wig – what an icon!


There are particular eating places the place you’ll be able to order by way of a merchandising machine!

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The quicker method to dine for any misanthrope.


You should buy sandwiches with the crusts already lower off!

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Tbh, I used to be not mad at these.


You typically get somewhat basket in a restaurant to retailer your belongings in whilst you sit and eat.

Love this idea- in Japan all eating places/espresso retailers provide you with a basket when seated to place your purse or procuring in safely and tidily.


Should you did not already know, Japan likes to maintain issues ~neat~.


The visitors cones we noticed had been wayyy extra thrilling than ours.

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Some gentle up, and a few are even painted with faces and designs, like these Fuji-inspired cones at Kawaguchi station.


Some locations have particular slippers to put on in the bathroom for hygiene causes. I am instructed folks additionally do the identical at house!


Folks do not simply take their canines for a stroll!

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It is truly referred to as a “hop” when it is a rabbit.


Most shops in Tokyo will clip your procuring bag along with tape as a proof-of-purchase.

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No ma’am, you can not put on this out of the shop.


Folks cycle on the pavement in addition to the street.

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My nervousness was at 110% for many of the journey.


Comfort shops have a really wild vary of drinks, together with this fluorescent inexperienced melon soda, which I turned hooked on.

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Different delectable drinks I loved embrace chilly milk tea, matcha latte, plum wine, and ALL OF THE CHU-HI – a flavoured highball cocktail made with a Japanese liquor referred to as shōchū.


The entire nation is obsessive about cute issues e.g. kittens, puppies, rabbits, mice.

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I imply, I assume we already knew that, however I can not stress sufficient what number of adverts, merchandise, and providers are plastered with ~kawaii~ characters!


Prepare seats might be rotated within the path of journey to your pleasure.

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Say sayōnara to journey illness!


There are these flat picket flip-flops referred to as “geta” (much like clogs), which Japanese folks typically put on.


You’ll be able to’t smoke simply wherever – there are these designated cages on the road for people who smoke.


95% of the bathrooms are ~tremendous~ fancy, with a lot of buttons to reinforce your toilet-going expertise!

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Choices embrace seat-heating, bidet, karaoke, and ejector seat.


There are these “maid cafes” the place younger girls gown up in maid outfits and serve you foods and drinks.


And at last, when a practice pulls right into a tube station, an cute little jingle performs over the tannoy.

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Relying on what line you are on, the jingle adjustments!


Bonus: I HAD to incorporate this level about masks, which I wrote again in 2019… And naturally, everybody wears face masks for causes as various as desirous to keep away from air air pollution, allergens, or germs, and even desirous to cowl up a spot or blemish!

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#TBT when masks had been an enormous novelty!

Anyway, hope to see you once more quickly, Japan!!! ??♥️??♥️??

Have you ever ever been to Tokyo or Japan and observed something uncommon or wonderful? Tell us within the feedback beneath!


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