Hello, I am Sam, and I am a Brit residing in London. I like to journey, and I’ve ALWAYS needed to go to Japan!
I solid my thoughts again to my pre-COVID journey and put collectively a listing of informal observations about Japan/Tokyo that I assumed have been price mentioning.
There are these lorries that drive round loudly enjoying music, presumably for promotional functions.
There are specific eating places the place you may order by way of a merchandising machine!
You should purchase sandwiches with the crusts already lower off!
You usually get somewhat basket in a restaurant to retailer your belongings in whilst you sit and eat.
The site visitors cones we noticed have been wayyy extra thrilling than ours.
Some locations have particular slippers to put on in the bathroom for hygiene causes. I am advised folks do the identical at house!
Individuals do not simply take their canine for a stroll!
Most shops in Tokyo will clip your procuring bag along with tape as a proof of buy.
Individuals cycle on the pavement in addition to on the highway.
Comfort shops have a very wild vary of drinks, together with this fluorescent inexperienced melon soda, which I grew to become hooked on.
The entire nation is obsessive about cute issues — e.g., kittens, puppies, rabbits, mice.
Practice seats will be rotated within the path of journey to your pleasure.
There are these flat wood flip-flops referred to as “geta” (just like clogs) that Japanese folks generally put on.
You possibly can’t smoke simply anyplace — there are these designated cages on the road for people who smoke.
Ninety-five p.c of the bathrooms are ~tremendous~ fancy, with plenty of buttons to reinforce your toilet-going expertise!
There are these “maid cafés” the place younger ladies costume up in maid outfits and serve you foods and drinks.
And eventually, when a practice pulls right into a tube station, an lovely little jingle performs over the tannoy.
Bonus — I HAD to incorporate this level about masks, which I wrote again in 2019: And naturally, everybody wears face masks, for causes as numerous as eager to keep away from air air pollution, allergens, or germs and even eager to cowl up a spot or blemish!
Anyway, hope to see you once more quickly, Japan!!! 🇯🇵♥️🇯🇵♥️🇯🇵
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