23 Photos That Prove Japan to Be a Country Like No Other

Japanese customs are unique. Some of them can be really surprising or even shocking. Browse our gallery and find out how far ahead Japan is in comparison with the rest of the world.

#1 The upholstery pattern indicates who should take the seat first

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#2 The airport staff bows to passengers to apologize for a delayed flight

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#3 Beginner drivers have to mark their vehicles with a blue and yellow V sign for a year. The oldest drivers use an orange and yellow mark looking like a water drop

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#4 The Henn-na hotel in Tokyo replaced reception staff with robots looking like dinosaurs

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#5 A greengrocer with no shop assistants. Pick up your vegetables and throw the money into the jar

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#6 With this trolley you can carry your shopping downstairs without taking the elevator

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#7 Perfectly arranged baggage reclaim. All suitcases are placed vertically with visible handles so that it is much easier to pick them up

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#8 A slide to facilitate evacuation in the event of fire

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#9 This bus driver is holding the umbrella for his passengers so that they won’t get wet while getting off

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#10 A clock fountain in Kazanawa (Honsiu Island)

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#11 The seller attached a free tea bag as a gift. How nice!

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#12 Ticket inspectors give all passengers a small note informing about the train delay, so that they can submit it at work to explain their coming late

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#13 An antibacterial handrail in Tokyo subway

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#14 When the ticket machine runs out of coins…

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15. Niektóre pola ryżowe to prawdziwe dzieła sztuki. Rolnicy celowo sadzą różne odmiany ryżu, aby stworzyć roślinne obrazy

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#16 Japanese police officers are really helpful. Some of them can quickly draw a map for you so that they will be sure the tourist can reach their destination

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#17 Due to the aging problem, Japan is running out of care personnel to look after the elderly. That is why a robot (Robear) was designed. It can easily lift a person and put them on the wheelchair or even carry them to the bathroom

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#18 In this café each customer has got a clearly marked place

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#19 Diagonal zebra crossing saving lots of time

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#20 Public toilets offer child holders

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#21 When your taxi driver is too fast, you can press this button to slow him down

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#22 A smartphone cleaning tissue dispenser

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#23 Shopping centers have got free refrigerated lockers where you can keep goods that quickly go bad, and continue shopping for something else

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