Just like many other countries, Japan has its own uniqueness and peculiarities. The country is filled with colorful culture and interesting technological innovations. Japan is one of the leading countries in fashion and technology. However, there are some things that are only found in Japan that are rather unusual and at the same time, astonishing. These include places, cultures, and inventions that are only found in the country. Many of these things will definitely make you feel like a visitor when you visit Japan, but it will be very delightful to behold in person.
Here are some of them:
Blue Is Go, Not Green
Against the popular traffic colors; red, yellow and green all over the world, Japan has a different system running for her. Although it will not be too hard to understand, it will still amaze you to find out that the traffic lights in Japan have no green lights. Red means Stop; Yellow means Ready; but in Japan, Blue means Go. The traffic lights in Japan have a hue of turquoise instead of green, and sometimes it is just plainly blue. Some officials explained that this change is as a result of their connection with the old Japanese language, but the lights are more of a combination of green and blue. Only in Japan will you find such a wonder.
Particularly Comfortable Restrooms
The Japanese are concern about the restroom being actual restrooms, so they go the extra mile to make sure it is comfortable. Japanese bathrooms are fancier than usual, and it is consistent all over the country. They adopt sound proof systems and sound obstruction systems so that you can make sounds conveniently, without disturbing others or being disturbed in the bathroom. Other things such as fancy Water Closets, Spray perfumes, automated toilet seats, and sometimes inbuilt bidets. You will only find such in Japan.
Ever-present Vending Machines
There is hardly a place in Japan that you might go, where you will not find a vending machine or two serving the community. Vending machines in Japan sell more than the regular junk foods found in other countries. You can find fruits and vegetables in Japanese vending machines and you will find them almost everywhere you go. Vending Machines are always found everywhere in Japan, especially in public places.
One of the major, most sought-after export products in Japan is the Tuna Fish. The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo serves almost every country in the world. For a number of years, there’s has been more demand than the supply of Tuna in Japan, and this has driven them to give the product to the highest bidder in a free, unrestricted online auction event. There are always limited slots at the auction but anyone who is fast enough can register to participate from any part of the world. The Tuna is sold to the highest bidders during the auction. This only happens in Japan.
There are much other fun and interesting things about Japan that you will never find in the other parts of the world and that you will definitely enjoy seeing whenever you visit the country.