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8 Things About Japan That May Take First-Time Visitors By Surprise



Japan is one such country which would surely be on everyone’s minds. But the thing with Japan which not many realize is the fact that many new visitors would warm up to it quickly. There must be some kind of a myth which would certainly be shaken up once you happen to visit the country. Right from availing a wide range of services at any time of day to go grocery shopping on your wish Japan is a land of surprises.

Stores open always

Stores open always

We can find the Konbinis which are small 24/7 stores open everywhere in Japan. are everywhere. One can quite easily recognize these stores by their signboards: they are usually part of 7-Eleven, Family Mart, Ministop and Lawson.

Not only do these stores sell basic products but they also allow you to have a photocopy made, send or receive a package, pay bills, or buy a plane or concert ticket.

So this basically is a mart which is a Wikipedia of all the shopping stores.

Avoid paying much when you can go basic

Avoid paying much when you can go basic

Well, one must be aware of the currency in which Japanese deal- Yen. There is a certain type of store where you can one find a variety of goods for only 100 yen. The quality is remarkably high considering the price. So it doesn't come as a surprise that 100-yen stores are really popular among foreign students and tourists with a limited budget.

Tax is pretty taxing albeit only at times

Tax is pretty taxing albeit only at times

Even though one may feel that they are hard done by the tax rule but it isn't all that gloomy with tax bracket levied at 8%. But one can return the tax if their spend exceeds 5000 yen what else does one need.

Shoes not so cool

Shoes not so cool

While shoes do complete one's look but in Japan, you are often expected to remove your shoes as a mark of respect a thing which not many first-timers may know.

Emergency kit would always help

Emergency kit would always help

While traveling to Japan the first and foremost thing one must be carrying along is the emergency kit. As Japan, unfortunately, is prone to many natural disasters.

No trouble policy

No trouble policy

Japanese people are often known for their no trouble making policy a thing which they are most famously known for.

Hotels like capsule

Hotels like capsule

If you are low on budget but at the same time you are high on privacy this hotel capsule would serve all your needs a futuristic place, a thing which many countries should develop a liking too.

Toilets are different

Toilets are different

If you happen to be in Japan and use one of its toilets without knowing the exact deal you could be in for a long run there since Japanese toilets have buttons having instructions in Japanese language so good luck there.



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