We all aware that Japan is a developed country and a perfect destination for someone who wants to experience a different culture in a stunning country. If you think you have seen it all in Japan, we can assure that you don’t until you have experienced yourself the 6 unusual things that we’ve listed out for you. So, get ready for the mind blown!
Inemuri is the act of sleeping in the office or in any public area and it is a part of Japan’s culture. In other country, sleeping in the office is like asking your boss to scold you but, In Japan, sleeping while you working are a sign of hard work. Sometimes, Japanese fake sleeping in the office to reassure their bosses that they work harder than usual. Great…right?
2) FAKE SNAGGLETOOTH
Great news! You don’t need braces if you stay in Japan if you are born with snaggle tooth. Japanese find snaggle tooth (yaeba) are attractive and kawaii (cute). They even don’t mind spending a large sum of money to have a crooked tooth. Well, we all should agree that it is actually really cute!
3) EXTRAORDINARY VENDING MACHINE
You might think that Vending Machine only stores food and drink. Unlike in Japan, their vending machine has wide selection of goods from a live crab to a t-shirt which surely will blow your mind!
4) USELESS ESCALATOR
Japan has the world’s shortest escalator which is located in the basement of More Department Store in Kawasaki. The escalator has only 5 steps and often considered useless by tourists. If you have been to Japan, you will think that there’s nothing weird about it as Japanese do love escalator!
5) ICE CREAM THAT DOESN’T MELT
Did you know that there’s non-melt ice cream in Japan? Scientists in Japan accidentally discovered a chemical that solidifies cream immediately during experimenting the chemistry of strawberries to help farmers affected by the 2011 tsunami. Scientists said ‘’Ice cream bars made with this compound can hold their own against an air dryer for five minutes without melting’’ but don’t worry, the compound is tasteless!
6) SQUARE WATERMELONS
Square watermelons… yes! It is usual in Japan but not in other countries. You might have seen this as it went viral all over twitter before but did you know that Japanese invented square watermelon for a reason? Well, it is purposely invented to fit the fridge. Today, you will not only find square watermelons in Japan but you could also find a heart shaped watermelons!
There are more unusual things that awaits you in Japan, book your package with Sutra now!