Facial masks have been worn by the Japanese people forever. This is not something that started in 2020. People wear masks on public transportation, whenever they don’t feel good, or just trying to avoid the pollen season.
Over the years, mask etiquette has become part of the Japanese culture, and these days, it would be difficult to find anyone without one on their face.
Just a little bit of extra customer service can change the whole experience both for the driver and the passenger.
If you're traveling in Japan for the first time it might hit you as a surprise, but almost all taxis have a button that opens the doors, allowing the passenger to keep their hands free to hold their Zara bags.
Energy Drink Culture
As the Japanese are known for their never-ending working hours, the energy drink industry has become huge there. They can be found everywhere in any shade, color, or form.
They can be found even in drugstores and presented in medication bottles as if a tired worker is treated almost as a diseased person.
You thought the trains in Japan travel fast? Wait until you see how fast they can be cleaned. And we are talking about the entire length of the train here.
Within ten minutes, the train is cleaned, sanitized, and sorted for the next journey. While in most western countries such execution is unheard of, in Japan, Shinkansen bullet trains receive first-class treatment.
Could you imagine taking a foot bath break in the middle of the day? Well, if you were living in Japan, the Asi-Yu ceremony would become part of your daily ritual.
The Ashi-Yu are scattered around Japan and provide foot bathing services. Anyone can just take a break whenever they feel the urge to unwind, get their feet pampered, and continue their day uninterrupted. Yes, please.