Japan is one of the leading countries in today’s world. They are respectable in every aspect, and there are many things we can admire about Japanese people. But aside from this serious front, they are by far, one of the weirdest nations you will ever come across.
Some people dislike them because of it; some love them, but you will never truly now until you get to know them yourself.
Interesting facts about Japan
There are more interesting things about Japan than we could count, and if you don’t know anything about them, here’s just a fraction of things you could expect when you pay them a visit
Japan is the capital of the world when it comes to vending machines. Japanese love them. There are so many different vending machines that you won’t be able to get your head around it.
If you’re like everybody else, you expect vending machines to give out sodas, coffee and those kinds of things, but toilet paper?
They also sell umbrellas, condoms, fresh flowers, frozen food, fish baits and many, many more different things.
There are approximately 5.5 million vending machines scattered around Japan, so yea, welcome to the vending machine territory.
Raw horse meat
Most of you cringed just by reading the title, but Japanese people actually see this as a delicacy. They eat it regularly and for quite some time too. There is a village in Japan where people, on average, live more than eighty years, and their key to success? Raw horse meat.
Who knows, maybe they know something we don’t.
If you go to the restaurant in Japan and start hearing all kinds of weird noises, don’t worry, they’re just slurping. Slurping is quite normal in Japan and is actually the right way when it comes to eating certain dishes.
Some streets in Japan remain nameless
If you find yourself in Japan and ask someone for directions and they give you the number instead of a street name, don’t be alarmed. It’s perfectly normal for the streets in Japan to remain nameless, so if you want to get around safely, we strongly suggest you learn their street ”naming” system.