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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT JAPAN

 

Wanna know all there is to know about the land of sushi, karaoke and Hello Kitty? These Japan facts will not disappoint you.

1. FUNKY FLAVOURS

Japan is probably the only country in the world to have regional Kit Kat flavours, which include: apple, pear, pumpkin, green tea, chestnut, edamame, chilli, wasabi and sweet potato.

2. FINGER LICKIN’ CHRISTMAS

Despite not celebrating Christmas, eating KFC on Christmas Eve is a Japanese tradition which results in many KFC outlets being overrun with locals looking for a dirty date with the Colonel on December 24th.

3. BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

Japan is home to many short stay ‘love hotels’ – hotels which are booked by the hour and intended for….ahem….brief encounters.

4. CAFÉ OR CREEPFEST?

Lonely hearts in Japan can stop by Soineya, the world’s first ‘co-sleeping speciality shop’ or ‘Cuddle Café’ which allows male customers to sleep next to a girl for 6,000 yen an hour.

5. ALUMINIUM CHEF

Osaka’s Mr Kanso restaurant and bar serves nothing but canned food. Customers select a can then eat the meal with plastic cutlery.

6. SQUISH TOWN

With more than 200 exits and an average of more than 3.6 million passengers a day, Japan’s Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest train station.

7. MONKEY BUSINESS

A study has found that just like humans, Snow Monkeys have different accents

8. CAT-CHING

The Hello Kitty brand is featured on much more than purses and t-shirts, with more interesting Hello Kitty products including electric guitars, commercial aeroplanes, sparkling wine, credit cards, vibrators and even a maternity hospital in Taiwan.

9. TOUGH CROWD

In 1960, Japanese Socialist Party chairman Inejiro Asanuma was assassinated… during a televised debate… with a Samurai sword.

10. RENT-A-DAD

Japan’s Ossan Rental is a service that rents out middle-aged men to people by the hour.

 

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