Japan is completely diverse and differs from the world we are used to.
A lot of people here wear masks all day long. From what I have heard, it is a tradition they inherited from their parents, who used to think about it as a way to prevent themselves from the polluted environment.
The building belongs to a large advertising agency in Japan, called “Densu”. With 45 upper floors and 6 bottom floors the building is a symbol of advertising market in Japan. Densu owns more than 6000 employees and 35% of Japanese market.
The props menu is very effective. You can clearly see what You want to order. The photos wouldn’t be as effective.
Manga – Japanese comic books, that are popular both among children and grownups. Some of them are so into the comics that can stay home for years and lead a solitary way of life.
Anything that can possibly be polished is polished 100%.
They sell hot tea in the markets. The shelves are heated.
A lot of shops have a map with the words in English and the Japanese translation
Taxes are excluded from price of tax-free products right there in the shop. You don’t have to go through a long process of getting the taxes in the airport.
You can rent a dog in Tokyo. I think it is mostly for the lonely people.
The parking has several floors.
Even the Kit Kat is peculiar here.
Every construction site has a sound measurer? It is probably for the workers to notice when the sound of the construction works is too loud.
Many grownups buy the statues of their favorite characters
There is a parking spot for umbrellas and samurai swords near lots of offices.
I was certain the food in Japan was uneatable. But it is not. Even fast food stores had fresh and delicious food. You can eat your fill for about 7 dollars. By the way, I think that is the reason American fast food stores can’t make a progress to their full capacity here.
They have a fantastic way of designing the packaging.
Packages for umbrellas so that they wouldn’t get the indoors dirty.
A lot of places have cloakrooms, which is very comfortable, especially in shopping malls.
I was impressed by the restrooms in Japan and I think they are worth being mentioned. First of all, it is very crystal clean everywhere, not only in luxury hotels and restaurants, but also in fast foods, like McDonalds. Secondly, all the restrooms have seat heating.
The button uses the sound of water running to block the inappropriate sounds.
You get 3 in 1 from one sink: first tube gives you foam, second one-water, and the third dries your hands.
Urinals are 3 times longer and more comfortable than ours.
There are restrooms everywhere, even in supermarkets. I’m sure the idea brings profit to the owners. You go in to use a restroom and end up buying something as well.
Every week a newspaper for visually impaired people is published using the Braille shrift.
You can find really beautiful manholes everywhere in the city.
Sake tastes like vodka, but has fewer degrees.
Everyone uses umbrellas when it is snowing. By the way, it is the first time it has been snowing like this in Tokyo in 40 years.
There is a metro station every 100 meters.
The ambulance has unusual sirens here.
Every hotel in the world has a religious book in the drawers of its rooms. You can find the Bible in Europe, Koran in eastern countries. I came across the book of the teaching of Buddha for the first time in Japan, although it is hard to say that Buddhism is the religion of Japan.
If I had to characterize Japan in one word it would be service.
You can feel it in everything they do: the way they serve the guests, the way they communicate with each other and with the government.