Think of a holiday in Asia and one of the top travel destinations will be Japan. Now, the spotlight will be on these islands as it is scheduled to host the Olympics 2020. Japan offers a good blend of traditions and the best of technological advancements. Below are some interesting facts about this interesting country:
Do you love a refreshing serving of melon? Well in Japan, melon is like gold and can sell as high as $400!
About 70% of the land consists of mountains. Japan has more than 100 volcanoes classified as active.
Japan has an estimated population of more than 127 million– the 10th biggest population in the world.
Humans have inhabited the islands since 30,000 B.C.
Jamaica imports 85% of its total coffee production to Japan.
Slurp your noodles loudly and people will understand that you are loving your meal.
Know when to take off your footwear when in Japan. Raised floors indicate the areas where shoes are not allowed.
“Person of the arts.” That’s the meaning of “geisha.” Surprisingly, men were the first to play the role.
The Japanese people have one of the longest life expectancy averaging at 83. This is four years longer than the average lifespan of Americans.
Did you feel that? Japan experiences more than 1,500 earthquakes annually.
The city of Tokyo has the biggest fish market in the world handling more than 2,000 tons of seafoods on a daily basis.
Japan has 6,800 islands.
If you love cartoons, you might actually know this one. Japan creates 60% of animated television shows across the globe.
“Karaoke” actually means “empty orchestra.”
There are vending machines in Japan that dispense beer.
Basashi a dish of raw horse meat serve with onions and ginger is a very popular dish in Japan.
Whale meat is not a delicacy in Japan but these creatures are still being hunted so they can be used for research.
Fan of Star Wars? The Japanese flick “The Hidden Fortress” was used as the basis for “Episode IV: A New Hope”.
The most sought for Kobe beef, according to local laws, should only come from the Hyogo Prefecture.
There are cafes in Japan where customers can play with kittens and puppies.
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