Japan is a country where tourists never know what kind of surprise they are just about to face. The Japanese are all technology geeks so no wonder that they are behind some really curious inventions. Some of them are really weird…
#1 A pen with a bug
You can buy here a pen with a live warm – a parasite called anisakis. Their adults can be found in whale stomachs.
#2 Nice and cool
Japanese workers are cooled down by jackets with special fans on their waist.
#3 House warming
Kotatsu in a low table (there is a heater under its top) covered with a blanket or a duvet. A perfect invention for cold days.
#4 Any color you want
In Tokyo there is a store that offers a vast number of coloring agents,, you can mix them in any desired proportion to create any color you want!
#5 A car and the parking lot in one
If you want to buy a car in Japan, you need to prove that you have some parking space. This allows the authorities to control the number of cars to be sold. This is all possible also thanks to advanced network of public transport.
#6 Candy to keep you young
Some stores offer jelly beans containing collagen so that you can stay young and beautiful much longer.
#7 Reverse bus shelters
The bus shelters do not face the road. As a result, the cars driving by never splash water onto the passengers waiting there. Transparent structure enables them, however, to see whether their bus is coming or not.
#8 Umbrella cases
Some umbrellas are available in cases made of water-absorbing fabric. As a result, they do not have to carry soaking wet umbrellas.
#9 Free toilet paper
If you recycle waste paper, every month you get some free toilet paper. The one with images printed on it will be definitely fun to look at when you are in the restroom.
#10 The kingdom of vending machines
They are literally everywhere. You can get there snack, drinks and far more than that. So don’t be surprised to find there boiled eggs, dog’s food, beer, sake, fried potatoes, pizza or ice-cream. Some of them can be foot-operated.
#11 Perfect chairs
Bars and restaurants have got chairs with backrest enabling you to hang your bag safely. No risk of sliding off! You no longer have to put it on your lap or the floor.
#12 Comfy trains
Some trains have got special SPA zones. In small pools you can immerse your feet and relax during your journey.
#13 Musical roads
Some roads have got notes or treble clefs painted on the surface. It means that once you drove onto it you will hear some music coming from underneath your vehicle.
#14 Relaxing key rings
The Japanese are known to spend a lot of time at work. Of course bubble-wrap is one option you can fall back on to fight stress. The popping key-ring, however, unlike the foil will never stop working!
#15 Thinking of the blind
Some stores offer canned drinks with Braille message on them. That’s a massive help for the visually-impaired.
#16 Automatic doors
The doors in Japanese taxis open automatically. It’s really convenient for passengers having loads of luggage.
#17 An instant Christmas tree
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A Christmas tree in fact does not have to call for a lot of space. Decorating it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, either.
#18 Filling your car made easier
With the gas pumps fixed to the ceiling it is much easier to drive in and to avoid getting yourself tangled with the hoses. And it does not matter where the fuel fill inlet is.
#19 Furniture socks
Many houses have got floors covered with wood. To avoid scratching it, the furniture legs are protected with… woolen legs.
#20 Tree candy
In the fall the Japanese eat fried maple leaves and in the spring they love sugary cherry flowers.
#21 Jacket suspenders
In the winter the stores are really warm inside. To avoid overheating and feel comfortable, you can wear your jacket on your back using suspenders attached to it.
#22 Multi-functional ATMs
Cash points have got coffee holders. An elderly person also use it to hold their walking canes.
#23 A never-melting ice-cream
A confectioner added some poliphenol extracted from strawberries. He noticed that the dessert got firm really quickly. This resulted in a patent protecting ice-cream that preserves its shape for a long time and melts very slowly.