25+ More Photos That Prove That Japan Is Unlike Any Other Country

Japan, a country made from an archipelago off the coast of East Asia, is well-known for its unique and proud culture. The Japanese have a certain way of doing things that may seem quirky to some, but this vibrant and successful nation can certainly teach others a thing or two about innovation, imagination, family values and respect for others.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a follow-up list of the weird and wonderful cultural practices that make Japan just so Japanese. You can find part 1 here, and if these posts don’t make you want to visit Japan immediately then there’s always the gorgeous scenery, delicious food, fascinating history, skiing and more!

Scroll down below to check out the list for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Japanese Team Leaves A Spotless Locker Room With A “Thank You” Note In Russian Despite Their Heartbreaking 2-3 Defeat To Belgium

#2 Most Organized Luggage Pickup You’ll Ever See. All Upright With Handle Facing Outward For Easy Pickup

#3 This Hand-Written Letter I Received From A Mail Order Off Amazon

#4 Went In To A Police Booth In Tokyo To Get Directions To A Place 3 Blocks Away, The Officer Made Me A Detailed Handdrawn Map To Make Sure I Find It… Just Wow!

#5 This Fountain In Kanazawa, Japan Displays The Time

#6 A Hotel In Tokyo Has A Reception Desk That Is Run By Robot Dinosaurs

#7 Rice Paddy Art Is An Art Form Originating In Japan Where People Plant Rice Of Various Types And Colors To Create Images In A Paddy Field

#8 This Sign In Japan Shows The Proper Seating Etiquette

#9 In Japan, Beginner Drivers Use A Shoshinsha Mark – Green And Yellow V-Shaped Symbol That New Drivers In Japan Must Display On Their Cars For One Year After They Obtain A Standard Driver’s License. There Is Also A Fukushi Mark Used To Denote Elderly Drivers

#10 Unattended Grocery Store. Just Pick What You Want And Leave The Money In The Jar

#12 Sticker That Was On My Package From Japan

#13 This Tank Style Stairs Dolly In Japan

#14 The Fire Escape For This Building Is A Slide

#15 A Tiny Pocket In The Back Of Train Seat To Put Your Train Ticket In So When The Conductor Comes Round He Just Checks It Without Waking You Up

#16 The Japanese Ebay Seller I Bought This PS3 Game From Also Sent Me A Japanese Tea Bag With It

#17 Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

#18 The Seat Pattern On The Train In Japan Tells You Where Priority Seating Is

#19 Real-Life Mario Kart Racing In Tokyo Traffic

#20 Bus Driver Holding An Umbrella So That You Don’t Get Wet While Opening Yours

#22 Sheet Of Paper That Japanese Trains Give To Riders To Excuse Their Tardiness At Work. It Indicates The Date And How Late The Train Was

#23 Japan Is A Rapidly Ageing Population And Is Running Out Of Workers To Take Care For Elders. They Are Solving This Problem With Robots. One Of Them – Robear – Is Able To Lift A Parson And Transfer Him To A Wheelchair Or Help To Get To A Bathroom

#24 My Receipt Came With A Cat Typed Onto It

#25 Anti-Bacterial Handrails In Tokyo Metro Escalator

#26 What Happens When A Train Ticket Machine Runs Out Of Change In Tokyo

#27 This Parking Space For The Disabled Has A Remote-Controlled ‘Gate’. Disabled People Can Apply For A Remote To Open These Gates

#28 In The Narita Airport Of Japan, While It Says “Welcome To Japan” In English, The Japanese Text Says “Welcome Back”

#29 At Tokyo Airport: A Wall To Hang Wishes And A Vending Machine To Buy The Cards. Shows Tradition And Modernity

#30 Japanese Prime Minister’s Motorcade Merging Into Traffic

#32 Expectations Meet Reality In Japan

#33 This Sushi Restaurant Has Tables That Simulate Traditional Japanese Seating While Letting You Sit Normally

#34 The Tokyo Government Sent This Earthquake Manual And Evacuation Map To All Its Residents

#35 Japanese Multi-Level Parking Lots To Save Space

#36 In Tokyo, Some Of The Subway Cars Are For Women Only When It’s Before 9:30am

#37 You Can Find Melons With Your Favorite Characters On It In Japan

#38 Japanese Demolition System (Taisei Ecological Reproduction System) Used To Demolish Tall Buildings

#39 It Says “A Foreigner Is Driving” On The Back Of Our Japanese Rental Car

#40 My Neighbors Have This Veggie Stand Outside Their House. You Just Pick Whatever You Want And Insert The Coins To That Grey Box

#42 Umbrella Vending Machine

#43 They Sell Cucumber On Stick

#44 In Japan They Have Gourmet Kit Kat Shops

#45 This Bench In The Tokyo Subway Has A Place To Hold Your Cane As You Sit

#46 This Anti Static Patch On My Hotel Elevator Button In Japan

#47 This Braille Plaque At Tokyo Tower’s Observation Deck Accurately Depicts The Off-Center Position Of Mt. Fuji From The Window Where The Viewer Is Standing/Reading

#48 Shopping Bag From A Mall In Kyoto Came With A Rain Cover

#49 A Japanese Sidewalk With A Chicane To Slow Down Cyclists (Or Fast Walkers)

#50 This Construction Site In Tokyo Displays Noise Pollution And Vibration Levels

#52 Japanese 7/11s Sell Prepackaged Ice Cream Cones

#53 You Can Find Watermelons In Pyramid Shape

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