While Christmas isn’t a holiday that’s typically celebrated in Japan, it’s become a tradition to celebrate it by dining at a KFC.
Hoping for a good substitute for foreigners, the fast-food joint has now even become popular among the locals, with many ordering their KFC meal weeks in advance to make sure they can eat it on Christmas eve.
Kids Clean After Themselves
In Japan, cleaning one's own classroom is as much a part of the school curriculum as algebra and history.
Even first graders need to do their part and routinely clean and maintain their classrooms. They even serve lunch to their fellow classmates. This practice goes beyond their classroom as they are taught to clean up the surrounding areas outside of their school, and the practice is said to teach students respect for their environment.
Big in Japan
Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighborhood has a population of about 20,000 people per square kilometer and in 2015 it granted citizenship to its biggest resident yet, who we all know as Godzilla (pictured here over the middle building.)
Along with his citizenship came a job offer: Tokyo's tourism ambassador, in charge of promoting while watching over the citizens of Japan.
Any Flavor Kit-Kats
From matcha to grilled corn, in Japan, you can get any kind of Kit-Kat you want, and when we say any, we mean it!
With more than 300 different flavors to choose from, you can try wasabi, miso, and even sweet potato. Kit-Kat's popularity might be due to its name, which often translates to "you will win" in Japanese, which makes it as good a gift as a good-luck card.
Japan has long been known for its age-old tradition of bathhouses, but what would a trend be if it didn't have a unique Japanese twist?
Bathhouses in Japan have recently branched out and created niche experiences, with green tea baths and sake baths for the more adventurous.