19 Things in Japan That Seem Either Wild or Genius but Definitely Not Boring

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Everyone knows that Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries and that the general population has a very high level of education. The lifestyle of the local people and their traditions have an influence on how Japan appears to outsiders. In this country, you can try the most unusual foods, see how well-thought-out customer service is, and experience how high the level of safety and mutual trust is.

We at Bright Side are convinced that Japanese culture will not leave anyone indifferent.

It’s 10℃ in Tokyo. Near the playgrounds and open rest areas that are adjacent to a local outlet mall, they have heaters. While children are running around and playing, parents can stay warm near the gas heaters.

"I went to Tokyo. For the first time in my life, I have seen and tried bread made with bamboo coal. These are not burnt slices of bread, as you might have thought. They are fresh pieces of soft bread.

During tours, children can just leave all their backpacks in the waiting room of the railway station. They don’t need to worry about their things being stolen.

When preparing for an arriving train, passengers stand along the lines that mark the position of the doors of each car and the doors of the cars arrive exactly at these lines. Nobody pushes anyone and everyone waits calmly.

You can’t miss this pedestrian crossing. Not even at night.

There are vending machines in Japan that sell vegetables and fruits. Some machines even sell beer, but only during the day.

Huge building sites in cities are supposed to monitor the noise level at all times. So, there are no problems living next to a construction site.

They have a bike for a mother or a father and 2 children. The parents that don’t have a car, travel like this. The older child sits in the backseat, and the youngest is near the steering wheel where the parent can see them.

In Japan they give you a bag with a special handle for large, awkward item.

This green line in Japan represents a school zone and where the kids walk to go to school.

You can be sure that you are in Japan if you see white covers on each seat in a taxi.

All ground crews bow and wave to departing passenger jets in Japan.

This is where you can go on a romantic date while playing with cats. You can meet the love of your life while petting a cat and giving it special cat ice cream.

This Japanese restaurant gives you a special basket to put next to your table. You can put your bag and your personal belongings in there.

“Here is another reason why I love Japan. Once per season, they change the location of goods in stores, and they provide buyers with floor maps and put the maps on their carts.”

You can buy dress shirts at 7/11 in Japan.

The Japanese sleep on the subway putting their phones right next to them because it is that safe!

The ticket gates at stations are all about trust.

This is only possible in Japan.

What do you think about Japan, its pace of life, and its services? Have you ever visited this country?


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You won't believe how excited I got while reading this article after learning I have a little bit of Japanese in my ancestry.


You'd be hard-pressed to find a vending machine that sells beer in Japan anymore. Japan started cracking down on teenage drinking in the late 1990s, and once a beer vending machine's license expired, it usually was not renewed. These days, you can't even go into a supermarket without hearing an announcement that alcoholic drinks cannot be sold to anyone under 20 years of age.


Some more comments-- Most turnstiles in Japanese train stations are gated. The gate will only open if the turnstile computer deems that you have inserted the proper ticket, or that you have sufficient funds in your electronic money card to pay for your trip.

And that first picture of a subway sleeper-- he is occupying 3 seats in a section that is designated for passengers with special needs. Shitsurei!

And I've never seen any shirts sold at a 7-11-- just the usual basic convenience store stuff, except for gasoline. Japanese convenience store's don't sell gasoline.


One more comment-- the "bamboo charcoal" bread (竹炭のちぎりパン) just contains a trace amount of bamboo charcoal powder (around 18 grams), which is just a fraction of the 1000g or so of its traditional bread ingredients.


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