12 interesting facts about japan

PostedAt: Sun, Aug 22, 2021 10:11 AM

The land that brought you sushi, bonsai, and the bright lights of Tokyo is ripe with fascinating tidbits. Get to know Japan with these 12 interesting facts.

12 interesting facts about Japan

1. Blind drinking culture

Blind people now can know what’s inside drinking cans by reading the braille written on top of the can.

2. Saving natural resources

A common type of toilet in Japan is where you can wash your hands with the newly added flushing water, and reuse it for the next flush.

3. Street art

Manhole covers in Japan are beautiful.

4. Consideration for others

If you lose your shopping bag on the streets, it’s probable that someone will place it somewhere untouched and easy to find. And no one will take it.

5. Location of fish

Fish (Koi) are sometimes living in drainage channels in Japan.

6. Toilet courtesy

With modern toilets, you can mask pee and poop sounds with water sounds.

7. Umbrella policy

Umbrella lockers, so you can leave it at the entrance of the building, and no one takes yours accidentally (no one would steal one anyway).

8. Neatness

It’s common for Japanese people to have orderly manners.

9. Emergency procedures

Elevator seats that can be used as a toilet in an emergency.

10. Restaurant menus

Fake, plastic menu items in front of restaurants that looks just like real food.

11. Bathroom etiquette

Separate slippers for using the bathroom.

12. Egg retail

Eggs sold in vending machines is common in the countryside.

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