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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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