Japan is known for its strong tradition, but it is also known for being a pretty bizarre and crazy place. If you've ever watched one of those TV from Japan, you'll know what we're talking about!
Here is a collection of about this amazing nation and its people that will totally surprise you. They'll definitely convince you that Japan is awesome in so many ways and that it should be on your must-visit list!
Canned Food in Restaurants?
Yes, it can be a fancy dinner. Only in Japan!
And have you seen those letters? Japanese are incredibly disciplined and devoted to education. The literacy rate is almost 100%!
The actual meaning of the word is "empty orchestra." And all the karaoke bars are full!
Adults Get Adopted in Japan
Almost all of the adoptions in Japan are males between twenty and thirty in case the family doesn't have a son and wants to keep the family name alive.
Teeth Dyed Black
In medieval times, people used to think that white teeth were ugly, so Japanese women used a black dye on their teeth.
Melons are a luxury in Japan. Want to know how much they cost? $300 and more!
There Is a Suicide Forest in Japan
Aokigahara is the second most popular place on the planet where people commit suicide, after San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
Falling Asleep at Work
This is a sign that you are working long hours - sometimes 19 hour days - so napping is encouraged.
Some Men Never Leave Their Bedroom
Men with "hikikomori," which means withdrawn, keep to their rooms and refuse to go outside.
Crazy About Coffee
Japan imports around 85% of Jamaican coffee every year.
No Janitors in Schools
Why? Well, the students have to clean their school.
Love Hotels for Couples
Do you want some privacy? You can get any kind of privacy you need in numerous unique rooms.
Slurping Is Good
Are you enjoying your meal? If you want to let the chef know, slurping is a perfectly polite way to do it! Also, be as loud as you can.
You Have to Wear Special Shoes in the Bathroom
Many bathrooms don't have a separate area for the shower, so the floor is often wet.
You Can Sleep in a Capsule
This type of hotel is extremely popular in Japan. You can rent a small capsule and it's quite cheap. Some of them are even equipped with a small TV!
Passive Aggressive Bosses
When they can't afford to pay you anymore, they'll purposefully give you the most boring tasks to make you quit on your own.
KFC Is the Christmas Food
On Christmas, foreigners visit KFC restaurants since whole chickens of turkeys aren't available.
Preparing Fugu Is a Real Art
Chefs have to take more than a decade to learn how to prepare this poisonous blowfish. If it's not prepared correctly, its poison can kill people.
Okunoshima is an island inhabited by free-roaming rabbits. There are thousands of them!
Shortest Escalator Ever
There are only five steps on this escalator. It's the shortest in the !
Oldest Company in History
Kongō Gumi was established in 578 AD. This construction company finally closed down in 2017.
So Many Mountains
Around 70% of Japan is made up of mountainous areas.
The Constitution Was Changed after WWII
Japan outlawed war in article 9.
$1.8 Million for a Tuna Fish
A tuna weighing 593 pounds was auctioned off at a famous market for $1.8 million. It broke the record for the most expensive tuna fish ever sold.
Ever Seen These?
You're probably familiar with these square watermelons from Japan, but what you don't know is that they are grown like that for practical reasons to save space in small fridges.
This is just one of the many solutions for that problem. You can buy these strange devices in Japan.
Kit Kat Heaven
If you're a Kit Kat fan, you should definitely head to Japan.
Many different flavors produced by Nestle can be found in Japan, including edamame, green tea, Hokkaido melon, cherry blossom, and wasabi.
Sleeping on a Train while Standing?
Yes, there is a way to do that!
Solar Powered Lighter
This one is just totally classy!
Don't forget to tip them!
Having a Power Nap with the Name of Your Stop on the Helmet
Who doesn't want one?
Slurping Is Great, but Messy Hair Isn't
But there are things you can use to fix that problem.
This game is a mix of slot machines and pinball. You need to fire one ball, and if you aim perfectly, the machine will release more balls.
No, he's not cleaning, he's just playing, right? Brilliant!