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Discover Japan: Six Things You'll Love About This Amazing Country

I visited Japan for 1 month on an official trip. Though 1 month is not enough to know everything about a country, still i get to know many things about how this country runs.

By Ketan GuptaPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
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Japan is a unique and fascinating country that offers visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene landscapes of Kyoto, there's something for everyone in Japan. In this article, we'll explore some of the things that make Japan so special and unforgettable.

1. Politeness/Hospitality

One of the first things you'll notice about Japan is the people's incredible politeness and hospitality. Whether you're in a shop, a restaurant, or on the street, you'll be greeted with a warm and respectful welcome. As an Indian, I find Japanese culture very different from what we have in India. Japanese are very polite and people are really helpful here. I asked a person for directions and he came halfway with me to show me the right direction.

Japanese culture places heavy emphasis on respect, and bowing is one of the primary ways that people in Japan show respect to other people.

2. Traffic rules

Another thing that stands out in Japan is the strict adherence to traffic rules. Pedestrians and drivers alike follow the rules of the road to the letter, which makes navigating Japan's bustling cities a breeze. Humans have a lot more priority than vehicles. If a person is crossing a road or about to cross the car will stop for him. Even at the busiest intersections, you'll find people waiting patiently for the light to change, rather than jaywalking or ignoring traffic signals.

The cars here are well-maintained. They have ETC (Electronic toll collection) cards for a freeway. I have seen school-going kids traveling alone and crossing roads. As maximum crossing has pedestrians crosswalks with lights and sound.

3. Cleanness

Japan is known for its immaculate streets, parks, and public spaces. Littering is virtually non-existent, and people take great pride in keeping their surroundings clean and tidy. The streets are very clean, even the busiest roads and markets. Tho the country is clean you may have difficulty finding dustbins and have to carry your rubbish. They also have different dustbins for plastic, paper, etc. They have 3 dustbins in food joints like McDonald's for paper, plastic, and ice and I still don’t know where left over will go.

4. Sakura and Fuji

I was lucky to visit Japan in April as the first week was cherry blossom (Sakura). Japan is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, including cherry blossoms (sakura) and Mount Fuji.

I also visited Mount Fuji that week. It was so beautiful. These two are symbols of Japan. If you are planning to visit japan it has to be in April. You can drive halfway to mount Fuji and take amazing pictures.

5. Toilet

While it may seem like a small thing, Japan has high-tech toilets. An Automatic flushing system, heated seats to many other buttons. This may be the first thing you encounter at Airport as you reach Japan. And with many toilets featuring music or white noise to drown out any embarrassing sounds, you can enjoy your privacy and comfort to the fullest.

6. Convenience

The Market closes majorly around 8~9 pm, and the only convenience store is one that is open 24*7 and there are many of them. Family Mart, 7-Eleven, etc. They have frozen food, drinks, stationery, cosmetics, and many other items. From snacks and drinks to toiletries and electronics, you can find almost anything you need. And with many stores offering services like ticket sales, photocopying, and even laundry, these stores are true lifesavers for many people.

In conclusion, Japan is a country full of surprises and delights, from friendly people to stunning natural beauty. Whether you're visiting for the first time or the tenth, you're sure to find something to love in this amazing country.

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About the Creator

Ketan Gupta

A passionate writer who has a way with words. With a love for storytelling and a keen interest in a wide range of topics. creating compelling content for years. Whether it's a thought-provoking opinion, indepth analysis or fun listicle.

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