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Japan is one hell of a beautiful country. Full Stop. But don’t take my word for it. Check it out for yourself!
With the rolling mountains, the forests, parks, sweeping landscapes, beautiful oceans, and dazzling lakes, Japan should be on the top of anyone’s list as the most beautiful country. Even the city-scapes have some beauty to them with the mixture of the traditional and the modern.
And it doesn’t stop there. Every season in Japan is uniquely breathtaking. With eye-popping cherry blossoms in Spring, green landscapes in summer, brightly colored leaves in autumn, and snowy mountain-tops in winter.
Modern and Traditional Culture
Japan has managed to pull off something great: it has managed to uniquely blend the quiet dignity of Japanese traditions, with the wild craze of modern culture.
The hashtag #OnlyInJapan is famous worldwide as a sign of something crazy that has come out of the land of the rising sun. Whether it’s insane anime with crazy boobs, over-the-top game shows, or an over-indulgence in mascots, Japan is often considered to be one crazy culture.
However, Japan is actually far more reserved and conservative than the ‘Only in Japan’ hashtag will lead you to believe. Traditional Japanese culture permeates through all aspects of life, and is included in their home lives, work lives, and even vacations.
So if you want to perfect blend of crazy modernity and humble traditionalism, then come on over to Japan.
Who doesn’t know about Japanese sushi? It’s so famous that it has even reached the shores of South Africa. But little did I know that Japan has so much more to offer in the way of food. Food is so important to every aspect of culture and every single area in Japan is famous for some different type of food. For example, Kobe beef, Hiroshima and Osaka style okonomiyaki, or Hokkaido ramen – there’s just too many to choose from.
So when you come to Japan, keep your wallet ready and your mouthwatering – because there’s just so many treats to enjoy.
Convenience is one of the biggest attractions about large Japanese cities such as Tokyo. While the countryside areas are definitely not as convenient, Tokyo has everything you need in almost every corner of the city.
From convenience stores, to mega stores, to excellent public transport that comes every five minutes, nothing can beat the convenience of Tokyo city. Even the post office operates smoothly and delivers your packages in one or two days. (SA could seriously learn a lesson or two here).
Impeccable Customer Service
While we have the English expression of ‘The Customer is Always Right’, in Japan, the proverb is even stronger: ‘The Customer is God’. Therefore, along with this idea and the belief that one must take pride in their work, it’s no surprise that Japan is known the world over for having some of the best customer service.
From the most luxurious hotels, right down to the humblest convenience store, Japanese customer service is everywhere. Every time you walk into a store, you’re greeted, every time you leave a store, you’re thanked. Whatever help you need, the staff are there to wait on you hand and foot.
However, with every rule, there are some exceptions… and in this case: beware the Immigration Offices! [dun dun duuuuuun]
Well, that’s it for 5 Amazing Things about Japan. If you think that there are other extraordinary things that I have left off this list, then please feel free to leave a comment below!
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