Hi, I’m Sam, and I’m a Brit living in London. I love to travel, and I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go to Japan!
I cast my mind back to my pre-COVID trip and put together a list of casual observations about Japan/Tokyo that I thought were worth mentioning.
There are these lorries that drive around loudly playing music, presumably for promotional purposes.
There are certain restaurants where you can order via a vending machine!
You can buy sandwiches with the crusts already cut off!
You often get a little basket in a restaurant to store your belongings in while you sit and eat.
The traffic cones we saw were wayyy more exciting than ours.
Some places have special slippers to wear in the toilet for hygiene reasons. I’m told people do the same at home!
People don’t just take their dogs for a walk!
Most stores in Tokyo will clip your shopping bag together with tape as a proof of purchase.
People cycle on the pavement as well as on the road.
Convenience stores have a truly wild range of drinks, including this fluorescent green melon soda, which I became addicted to.
The whole country is obsessed