in

OMGOMG

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

Saying that Japan is a fascinating country would be an understatement. Its streets, nature, and unique innovations can seem more at home in a fairytale than on Planet Earth. And nothing proves this claim better than the facts and photos below. But don’t be mistaken, they paint quite an accurate picture of Japan – a country that is incredibly advanced technologically while also being deeply wondrous, spiritual, and culturally rich. If Japan isn’t on your must-visit list already, it will surely be added to it once you learn these cool facts!

1. A cafe in Japan is hiring paralyzed people to control robot servers to help them get an income.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

2. This old tree is being relocated to make way for a road.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

3. This is a rice paddy. Farmers in Japan plant specific rice species to make these amazing artworks.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

4. A long walkway covered in semi-transparent umbrellas in Moominvalley Park, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

5. Train tracks in Japan have special pathways for turtles

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

6. There is a phone booth known as the “Telephone of the Wind” on a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan. It is connected to nowhere, but people come to “call” family members lost during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

7. This 400-year-old bonsai tree survived the bombing of Hiroshima in Japan.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

8. Born in Japan in 1751 and living until July 7, 1977, the koi Hanako was the oldest koi fish ever recorded. She passed away at a grand old age of 226.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

9. This train stop in Japan has no entries or exits. It was put there so that people could stop in the middle of their train journey and admire the scenery.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

10. Some restaurants in Japan offer total privacy. You sit in a corner where no one sees you. A sluice opens in front of you, and the chef’s hands come out and serve you.

20 Most Surprising Facts From Japan

Leave Your Comments