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There are a lot of legends about Japanese vending machines. And indeed, you can buy almost everything. From batteries and tickets to apple slices and bread in cans. But today we will talk about a more familiar machine with drinks.
Europeans are used to expect from him a standard set of soda and a bag of apple juice. This may be true, but not in Japan, where, on average, there is one such machine for 23 people. Continue reading
The Japanese love the rules of etiquette. And the rules of lunch etiquette especially. It would seem that coping with chopsticks is not at all difficult. And Japanese restaurants are literally everywhere. But in fact, in Japan, a whole system of secret prohibitions and taboos has been developed, which it is strictly forbidden to violate in a decent society. Everyone even has a special name. List all difficult, so for you – a dozen of the most important nominations. Continue reading
For many who come to Japan, both for Europeans and for the inhabitants of Asia, onsen is an unfamiliar territory, and people prefer to bypass it. The combination of local etiquette, the fact that complete nudity is meant (sometimes even in the presence of people of the opposite sex), as well as a much higher temperature of the water than happens mainly in the hydromassage baths we are used to – forcing travelers visiting Japan for the first time ignore onsenes, avoiding such experiences. Continue reading