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Hi, I’m Sam and I’m British living in London. I love to travel and I’ve always wanted to go to Japan!
I reflect back on my pre-COVID travels and put together a random watch list about Japan/Tokyo that I think is worth mentioning.
There are these trucks driving loud music, presumably for promotional purposes.
Some restaurants can order from vending machines!
You can buy sandwiches with their shells cut off!
You often get a small basket in restaurants to store your things while you sit down to eat.
The traffic cones we saw were more exciting than ours.
For hygiene reasons, some places have special slippers to wear in the toilet. I’ve heard people do it at home too!
People don’t just take their Walk the dog!
Most stores in Tokyo will tape your shopping bags together as proof of purchase.
People ride bicycles on the sidewalk and on the road.
The convenience store has a variety of beverages, including this fluorescent green melon soda, and I’m addicted.
The whole country is obsessed with cute things – kittens, puppies, rabbits, mice.
The train seats can be rotated in the direction of travel according to your preference.
The Japanese sometimes wear these flat wooden flip-flops called “geta” (similar to wooden sandals).
You can’t smoke anywhere – there are these cages for smokers on the street.
Ninety-five percent toilet ~super~ fancy, with lots of buttons to enhance your toilet experience!
There are these “maid cafes” where young women in maid outfits serve you food and drinks.
Finally, as a train pulls into a subway station, a cute little jingle chimes.
Bonus – I had to write this about masks in 2019: of course, everyone wears masks for a variety of reasons, like wanting to avoid air pollution, allergens or bacteria, or even wanting to cover up a spot or blemish!
Anyway, hope to see you again soon, Japan! ! ! 🇯🇵♥️🇯🇵♥️🇯🇵
Have you ever been to Tokyo or anywhere else in Japan and noticed anything unusual or surprising? Let us know in the comments below!