Japan, a country made from an archipelago off the coast of East Asia, is well-known for its unique and proud culture. The Japan culture may seem quirky to some, but this vibrant and prosperous nation can certainly teach others a thing or two about innovation, imagination, family values, and respect for others. These Japan facts seem so far from the Western culture we're used to that some of their traditions might seem exotic to us.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a follow-up list of the weird and wonderful Japanese culture practices that make them just so Japanese. You can find part 1 of the amazing facts here, and if these posts don't make you want to explore Japan tourism immediately then there's always the gorgeous scenery, delicious food, fascinating history, skiing and more!

Scroll down below to check out the list full of interesting facts for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1 Japanese Team Leaves A Spotless Locker Room With A "Thank You" Note In Russian Despite Their Heartbreaking 2-3 Defeat To Belgium

Japanese Team Leaves A Spotless Locker Room With A "Thank You" Note In Russian Despite Their Heartbreaking 2-3 Defeat To Belgium

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Iris Jans 7 months ago

Great team on and off the field, eternal respect from this belgian!

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#2 This Hand-Written Letter I Received From A Mail Order Off Amazon

This Hand-Written Letter I Received From A Mail Order Off Amazon

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SanchaTheSeeker 7 months ago

Tomodachi (ともだち)means friend

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#3 This Fountain In Kanazawa, Japan Displays The Time

This Fountain In Kanazawa, Japan Displays The Time

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Ben Smith 7 months ago

Well that's pretty damn cool

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#4 A Hotel In Tokyo Has A Reception Desk That Is Run By Robot Dinosaurs

A Hotel In Tokyo Has A Reception Desk That Is Run By Robot Dinosaurs

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nanashi 7 months ago (edited)

plus points if the dinosaurs made noises as you confirmed your details. (also, Hen na Hotel = weird hotel lol)

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#5 Most Organized Luggage Pickup You’ll Ever See. All Upright With Handle Facing Outward For Easy Pickup

Most Organized Luggage Pickup You’ll Ever See. All Upright With Handle Facing Outward For Easy Pickup

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Steelz 7 months ago

Now this is what they mean when they say "Exceptional Customer Service"

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#6 Rice Paddy Art Is An Art Form Originating In Japan Where People Plant Rice Of Various Types And Colors To Create Images In A Paddy Field

Rice Paddy Art Is An Art Form Originating In Japan Where People Plant Rice Of Various Types And Colors To Create Images In A Paddy Field

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Zenozenobee 7 months ago

I wouldn't even be able to draw on a sheet of paper what these artists can design with crops... this is impressive

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#7 Went In To A Police Booth In Tokyo To Get Directions To A Place 3 Blocks Away, The Officer Made Me A Detailed Handdrawn Map To Make Sure I Find It... Just Wow!

Went In To A Police Booth In Tokyo To Get Directions To A Place 3 Blocks Away, The Officer Made Me A Detailed Handdrawn Map To Make Sure I Find It... Just Wow!

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Aaron Kara 7 months ago

When I arrived in japan the cops where so helpful when I asked, took me all the way to my Airbnb and made sure I got in OK...I honestly dont think there's much for them to do in japan! XD

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#8 This Sign In Japan Shows The Proper Seating Etiquette

This Sign In Japan Shows The Proper Seating Etiquette

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Night Owl 7 months ago

Stickers like this one should be spread worldwide in public transport

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#9 In Japan, Beginner Drivers Use A Shoshinsha Mark - Green And Yellow V-Shaped Symbol That New Drivers In Japan Must Display On Their Cars For One Year After They Obtain A Standard Driver's License. There Is Also A Fukushi Mark Used To Denote Elderly Drivers

In Japan, Beginner Drivers Use A Shoshinsha Mark - Green And Yellow V-Shaped Symbol That New Drivers In Japan Must Display On Their Cars For One Year After They Obtain A Standard Driver's License. There Is Also A Fukushi Mark Used To Denote Elderly Drivers

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MBZ MetalsmithArtist 7 months ago

This is such a good idea- gives context to why someone might be driving too slow or making rookie mistakes. If I saw an informational sticker like these I'd definitely give them wider berth

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#10 Unattended Grocery Store. Just Pick What You Want And Leave The Money In The Jar

Unattended Grocery Store. Just Pick What You Want And Leave The Money In The Jar

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varwenea 7 months ago

Even throughout the devastating tsunami, the Japanese politely stood in line to pay for what they needed from shelves that were rapidly emptying, bought only what they needed, never looted any empty stores and even left money behind for items they needed/took. What an impressive culture.

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#11 Flight Delayed In Japan. Airline Employees Bow To The Passengers To Apologise

Flight Delayed In Japan. Airline Employees Bow To The Passengers To Apologise

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varwenea 7 months ago

All aspects of their public facing businesses own up to this level of customer service. Others may mock them, but I appreciate their recognition for services paid but not rendered.

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#12 Sticker That Was On My Package From Japan

Sticker That Was On My Package From Japan

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engineer_nope.avi 7 months ago

I like this one

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#13 This Tank Style Stairs Dolly In Japan

This Tank Style Stairs Dolly In Japan

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varwenea 7 months ago (edited)

Ok. Wow, this is cool. Handy engineering.

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#14 The Fire Escape For This Building Is A Slide

The Fire Escape For This Building Is A Slide

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Jessamyn Zolcznski 7 months ago

Weeeeeeee!

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#15 The Japanese Ebay Seller I Bought This PS3 Game From Also Sent Me A Japanese Tea Bag With It

The Japanese Ebay Seller I Bought This PS3 Game From Also Sent Me A Japanese Tea Bag With It

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Aaron Kara 7 months ago

It's the little things that count :)

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#16 A Tiny Pocket In The Back Of Train Seat To Put Your Train Ticket In So When The Conductor Comes Round He Just Checks It Without Waking You Up

A Tiny Pocket In The Back Of Train Seat To Put Your Train Ticket In So When The Conductor Comes Round He Just Checks It Without Waking You Up

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WillemPenn 7 months ago

Very cool, but this is not uniquely Japanese. SEPTA and NJT had ticket holders on their seats when I lived in Philly in the 90's.

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#17 Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

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#18 The Seat Pattern On The Train In Japan Tells You Where Priority Seating Is

The Seat Pattern On The Train In Japan Tells You Where Priority Seating Is

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Krumps 7 months ago

That's in Australia as well

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#19 Bus Driver Holding An Umbrella So That You Don’t Get Wet While Opening Yours

Bus Driver Holding An Umbrella So That You Don’t Get Wet While Opening Yours

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varwenea 7 months ago

This doesn't look like a typical bus. Looks more like a tour bus driver or a guide letting out the guests.

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#20 Real-Life Mario Kart Racing In Tokyo Traffic

Real-Life Mario Kart Racing In Tokyo Traffic

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Jill 7 months ago

I did this this past December and it was so much fun. I can definitely recommend it for people. The costumes are included and you get a really unique view of Tokyo. Not to mention when you drive by everyone smiles!

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#21 Sheet Of Paper That Japanese Trains Give To Riders To Excuse Their Tardiness At Work. It Indicates The Date And How Late The Train Was

Sheet Of Paper That Japanese Trains Give To Riders To Excuse Their Tardiness At Work. It Indicates The Date And How Late The Train Was

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Shef 7 months ago

We need this in Seattle. King County Metro sucks.

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#22 Japan Is A Rapidly Ageing Population And Is Running Out Of Workers To Take Care For Elders. They Are Solving This Problem With Robots. One Of Them - Robear - Is Able To Lift A Parson And Transfer Him To A Wheelchair Or Help To Get To A Bathroom

Japan Is A Rapidly Ageing Population And Is Running Out Of Workers To Take Care For Elders. They Are Solving This Problem With Robots. One Of Them - Robear - Is Able To Lift A Parson And Transfer Him To A Wheelchair Or Help To Get To A Bathroom

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Alexandra Davis 7 months ago

I need to move to Japan! They look after the disabled so well

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#23 Anti-Bacterial Handrails In Tokyo Metro Escalator

Anti-Bacterial Handrails In Tokyo Metro Escalator

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snoozy womble 7 months ago

can we get this everywhere please?

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#24 This Coffee Shop In Tokyo Clearly Marks Each Customers Space At The Counter

This Coffee Shop In Tokyo Clearly Marks Each Customers Space At The Counter

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Patricia Ross 7 months ago

In America we would pretend not to see the white lines.

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#25 What Happens When A Train Ticket Machine Runs Out Of Change In Tokyo

What Happens When A Train Ticket Machine Runs Out Of Change In Tokyo

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Night Owl 7 months ago

AAAAAGH! It's alive!

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