Japan might seem like a wonderful place to live, with it’s beautiful cherry blossoms and bustling cities, but those reasons barely scratch the surface of what makes Japan so great. There are plenty of reasons to visit Japan, from their innovative toilets to the overwhelming courtesy residents show one another – which is why we’ve compiled this list of our 15 favorite things about Japan. By the time you’re done, you might just feel like booking a plane ticket!

1. Bus Drivers In Japan Were On Strike, But Continued Driving Their Routes While Refusing To Take Fares From Passengers

2. Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top

3. Another Great Japanese Invention: Umbrella Lockers. So You Don’t Have To Carry Them Around Inside A Building And Nobody Takes Yours ‘Accidentally’

4. There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms

5. I Recently Gave Birth In Japan. Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food I Ate

6. You Can Often Find This Kind Of Toilet In Japan. Wash Your Hands And Reuse The Water For Your Next Flush

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7. Japan’s Manhole Covers Are Beautiful

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8. Most Japanese Schools Don’t Have Custodians. Instead, The Students Do The Cleaning Themselves As A Part Of Showing Gratitude To The School And Learning How To Become More Productive Members Of Society

9. The Note In Japanese Says, “I Accidentally Knocked Over Your Bike And Broke The Bell. I Am Very Sorry”

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10. This Is How Smooth The Bullet Train Is In Japan

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11. I Dropped My Shopping Bag On The Streets Of Osaka And When I Went Back To Look For It Later That Day, Someone Had Placed It Next To A Tree Untouched

12. Commuters In Tokyo Pushed A Train Car To Save A Woman Who Fell And Got Stuck Between The Car And The Platform

13. Japanese Toilets Often Have A Button That Plays White Noise/Water Sounds So You Can Poop Without Other People Hearing Your Business

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14. Koi Fishes Even Live In Drainage Channels In Japan

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15. Another Reason Why I Love Japan

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