25 Things That Make Japan Special

Posted on July 6, 2012

Every year, tourists travel in hordes to Japan to see its beautiful scenes and experience the Japanese way of life. From its “maid cafes” to Tokyo’s unique fashion lines, Japan has been surprising its visitors with cool stuff for years.

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Here are a number of things anyone visiting Japan should, or might like to, know.

1. Trains and Buses ALWAYS come on time. In the rare case that they don’t, they pass out tardy notices for you to give to your employer.

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2. Everyone eats KFC for Christmas dinner. Well, maybe not EVERYone, but at least a lot do.

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3. Electronic toilets/bidets

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4. Buttons for summoning a server at family-style restaurants

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5. Touchscreen menus at many bars and restaurants

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6. Free tissue packets handed out on the streets

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7. Fancy Japanese coins. Their 5 and 50 yen coins have holes in them.

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8. Japanese people are really into Yahoo!, but have been switching over to Google lately.

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9. Multistory robot-operated parking garages

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10. Really high-priced movie tickets

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11. Love hotels everywhere

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12. Heated toilet seats

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13. Pachinko parlors everywhere

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14. An incredible variety of KitKat flavors. Wasabi, anyone?

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15. The world’s tiniest hotel rooms

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16. Kids’-sized beverage cups for adults

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17. Squat toilets

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18. “Lucky bags” (sold during New Year’s)

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19. Capsule hotels

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20. Unique, cross-bred fruit

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21. Vending machines of all types everywhere

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22. Some of the world’s safest streets, on which you can go walking in the middle of the night with no worries

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23. The complex blueprint of Tokyo

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24. Clean, drinkable water from the tap

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25. Hot springs just for your feet

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So now that you have an idea of what Japan has to offer, who wants to go with me?

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Genevieve Baxa

Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
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5 comments
Alanah Lee
Alanah Lee

some day, my lovely... some day.

Monsta Ward
Monsta Ward

I drank the water out of a hose in Japan one time and everyone thought I was crazy.

Kevin Bly
Kevin Bly

the thing to summon the wait person or the bill at restaurants is amazing! why do we not have these in Merica