1. Vending machines can be found everywhere!
There are about 3.5 million vending machines in Japan! The majority of them are stocked with a variety of sodas and canned coffee, but some of the more unique ones have plush toys, umbrellas, broth, yogurt, artwork, manga products, alcohol, tobacco, and lots more.
2. Home to many cat’s cafes
This is a fantastic concept for cat lovers who don’t want to deal with the hassle of caring for them. Enjoy your hot beverage while cuddling adorable kitties. This is a fantastic way to unwind after a long and tiring day at the office. You normally pay an entry charge, then receive a complimentary drink and spend some quality time surrounded by cats.
3. We have smartphones but, have you heard of smart toilets?
It’s certain that you’ll spend time in the bathroom, so why not make it as pleasant as possible? Japan seems to have become the world’s most advanced toilet developer, and it is now known for its complex “smart toilets.”
Washlets, or Japanese super toilets, are packed with a variety of high-tech features. With backside sprays, water temperature adjustments, scents, and even noise-cancelling sounds, these futuristic toilets outperform the competition. well, actually there is no competition at all against these unbelievable toilets!
4. All I want for Christmas is KFC
Perhaps the last place you’d want to celebrate Christmas is a fast-food restaurant, yet in Japan, KFC is the traditional Christmas Eve meal. The custom is said to have begun in the 1970s, when the manager of Japan’s first KFC overheard foreigners regretting the lack of turkey on Christmas, a meat that is difficult to come by in Japan.
Although few Japanese people observe the occasion, the management believed that fried chicken would suffice as an alternative for those who crave meat. The custom has stuck because to good marketing, and today it’s so popular that you may need to order your KFC Christmas meal months in ahead or fear spending hours in line.
5. Tissues are freely distributed on the street
If you go through the streets of Japan’s major transit hubs, you’ll almost certainly be handed free tissue papers. This welcoming kind of advertising, which usually displays a company’s name and information, ensures that you’ll never run out of Tissue paper while exploring Japan! why other corporations promote like this in other countries?
6. Godzilla is a Japanese citizen
Did you rub your eyes and read that twice? Don’t worry, I had the very similar reaction and It’s absolutely true!
Shinjuku ward in Tokyo has a population density of roughly 17,000 people per square kilometer, yet in 2015 it gave citizenship to its most famous inhabitant, Godzilla.
Godzilla’s citizenship came with a job offer: he became the Shinjuku ward’s tourist ambassador, which is the least he can do after destroying the area in three of his blockbusters.
Godzilla’s particular residence is for the purpose of promoting and looking over the Kabukicho district, as well as attracting people from all over the world. At a special event to commemorate the milestone, Shinjuku ward mayor Kenichi Yoshizumi remarked, Godzilla is a figure that represents the pride of Japan.
7. Sleeping at work Is a symbol of dedication
Being caught sleeping on the work is disapproved in most nations. However, in Japan, it is quite acceptable since it represents hard effort rather than laziness. Employees at some workplaces are even allowed to take 30-minute naps anytime time between 1 and 4 p.m. And it’s so common that it has its own name called ‘inemuri’.
Sleeping at railway stations, in class, or at the workplace is a lot more frequent sight in Japan than it is in America or Europe since it is considered as a show of devotion.
8. Train delays become national headline news!
A Japanese railway firm apologized in 2017 after sending a train out 20 seconds early. Most passengers throughout the world are unfamiliar with the concept of “truly sorry” for the “extreme annoyance” of a 20-second delay, since they are subjected to far greater disruption with little to no recognition.
Japanese trains are one of the world’s most timely. The Tkaid Shinkansen, the world’s most commonly used high-speed train route, with an average delay of around half a minute. In reality, if a train is five minutes late, the railway operator may give official delayed certificate as evidence for workplaces and appointments.
9. Home to penis festival !
Excuse me, but I don’t think there’s anything weirder than a festival dedicated entirely to the male reproductive system. Kanamara Masuri is a Japanese spring festival observed in Kawasaki every year in April as a prayers for fertility, peaceful marriage relationships, and financial success.
Pardon me, but I don’t think there’s anything weirder than a festival devoted solely to the male reproductive organs.
In Japan, April is the month to be impressed (and one of the best times to visit the country). The Kanamara Matsuri is the wildest celebration on the earth, not because of the blossoming sakura trees. It is a Shinto fertility festival, therefore it’s definitely not the best time to take your parents out. You’ll be surrounded by penis-shaped objects, including, of course, lollipops. I mean, I can’t think of anything more bizarre than being surrounded by gigantic pink penises.
10. The unbelievable Cuddle Cafe -A place where you may rent a cuddle.
A cuddle café is a location where you may pay an hourly fee to snuggle with someone. Some clients will choose for a fast 30-minute cuddle session, while others would pay a lot of money to cuddle all night.
Customers can buy services such as “girl touches customer on the back” and “petting the girl’s hair for 4 minutes” in addition to napping. Choose between creepy and intrigued. However, it is unquestionably odd!