Sure, that could be a rabbit on a lead.

Hello, I am Sam, and I am a Brit residing in London. I like to journey, and I’ve ALWAYS wished to go to Japan!

I’ve forged my thoughts again to my pre-Covid journey, and put collectively an inventory of informal observations about Japan/Tokyo that I assumed have been price mentioning.

1.

There are these lorries that drive round loudly taking part in music, presumably for promotional functions.


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Take a look at this singing mouse who’s gotten so hammered that he is handed out and misplaced his wig – what an icon!

2.

There are particular eating places the place you’ll be able to order by way of a merchandising machine!


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The quicker approach to dine for any misanthrope.

3.

You should buy sandwiches with the crusts already lower off!


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Tbh, I used to be not mad at these.

4.

You typically get somewhat basket in a restaurant to retailer your belongings in when you sit and eat.

Love this idea- in Japan all eating places/espresso outlets provide you with a basket when seated to place your purse or purchasing in safely and tidily.


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In case you did not already know, Japan likes to maintain issues ~neat~.

5.

The site visitors cones we noticed have been wayyy extra thrilling than ours.


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Some gentle up, and a few are even painted with faces and designs, like these Fuji-inspired cones at Kawaguchi station.


6.

Some locations have particular slippers to put on in the bathroom for hygiene causes. I am informed individuals additionally do the identical at dwelling!

7.

Folks do not simply take their canine for a stroll!


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It is really known as a “hop” when it is a rabbit.

8.

Most shops in Tokyo will clip your purchasing bag along with tape as a proof-of-purchase.


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No ma’am, you can not put on this out of the shop.


9.

Folks cycle on the pavement in addition to the street.


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My nervousness was at 110% for many of the journey.

10.

Comfort shops have a very wild vary of drinks, together with this fluorescent inexperienced melon soda, which I turned hooked on.


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Different delectable drinks I loved embrace chilly milk tea, matcha latte, plum wine, and ALL OF THE CHU-HI – a flavoured highball cocktail made with a Japanese liquor known as shōchū.


11.

The entire nation is obsessive about cute issues e.g. kittens, puppies, rabbits, mice.


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I imply, I assume we already knew that, however I can not stress sufficient what number of adverts, merchandise, and companies are plastered with ~kawaii~ characters!

12.

Prepare seats will be rotated within the route of journey in your pleasure.


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Say sayōnara to journey illness!

13.

There are these flat wood flip-flops known as “geta” (much like clogs), which Japanese individuals typically put on.

14.

You possibly can’t smoke simply wherever – there are these designated cages on the road for people who smoke.

15.

95% of the bathrooms are ~tremendous~ fancy, with a number of buttons to reinforce your toilet-going expertise!


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Choices embrace seat-heating, bidet, karaoke, and ejector seat.


16.

There are these “maid cafes” the place younger ladies costume up in maid outfits and serve you foods and drinks.

17.

And eventually, when a practice pulls right into a tube station, an lovable little jingle performs over the tannoy.


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Relying on what line you are on, the jingle adjustments!

18.

Bonus: I HAD to incorporate this level about masks, which I wrote again in 2019… And naturally, everybody wears face masks for causes as various as eager to keep away from air air pollution, allergens, or germs, and even eager to cowl up a spot or blemish!


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#TBT when masks have been an enormous novelty!


Anyway, hope to see you once more quickly, Japan!!! 🇯🇵♥️🇯🇵♥️🇯🇵

Have you ever ever been to Tokyo or Japan and seen something uncommon or superb? Tell us within the feedback under!



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