Japan is such a fascinating country. There are way more than just 10 cool facts about this place. If you guys like these, I can post more stuff like this in the future.
10 Weird and Wonderful Facts About Japan
1. You will often find broken English written in many different places in Japan, including on t-shirts, hats, and signs in bars and restaurants. Sometimes they sound really funny when read by an English speaking person. By far, the funniest example of this I’ve ever seen has to be this one…
2. There are around 200 volcanoes in Japan, the biggest of which is Mount Fuji, which is also just the tallest mountain in Japan.
3. The Japanese language has three different alphabets (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji) and four different writing systems (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji and Romaji)
4. It’s very common for Japanese toilets to have a spray setting on toilets that spray water up your backside. This works at the push of a button (it doesn’t just give you a surprise, in case you were worried about that)! These fancy, modern toilets are common in homes now, as well as in nicer bathrooms.
5. Slurping while eating soup is very common in Japan and is not considered rude. It’s a sign that you are enjoying the meal and it’s also a technique to cool down noodles and whatever else is in the soup.
6. There are over 5.5 million vending machines in Japan, selling anything from hot and cold drinks, to eggs, alcohol and even ready meals! There is even a restaurant where you get all of the food from vending machines.
7. Roughly 1500 earthquakes occur on an annual basis in Japan.
8. The life expectancy in Japan is almost 84 years old. This is the highest life expectancy of any country in the world.
9. It’s very common for Japanese people to eat rice with every meal of the day, even breakfast. In fact, rice cookers are more common than ovens in homes!
10. Karaoke, which is Japan’s third favorite pastime, literally means “empty orchestra”.
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Hope this was interesting, guys. Happy travels.