I’ve visited Tokyo in Japan and I was honestly so amazed by the culture that I had to write a couple of facts about it. I assume the people throughout the country vary from city to city and that’s why I focus on Tokyo itself. Read here about the bits and bobs about Tokyo and Japan.
I’ve stayed in Tokyo for five days and I can truly say that it is an amazing vibrant metropolitan city, quite similar to New York in terms of city flair, pace, etc. I’ve visited most of the neighbourhoods and I can say that they all have their own character and I really like the diversity of people you can see within them.
Facts about Tokyo and Japanese:
- very friendly people
- very helpful, walk with you to wherever you need to go when you ask for directions
- always smille, very happy people
- love the V sign
- love Sumo
- peaceful – follow the motto: I live my life and you live yours
- life mission: work ridiculously hours, workaholics, no life, only on the weekends maybe
- have very very delicious food
- awesome fashion style! Men better than women haha
- very clean, safe, organised city
- very considerate about other people put bags on their lab when people get into the train, everyone automatically I promise you!
- no interest or time to workout
Some fun facts:
- follow every rule that is known or that appears on a sign eg. traffic light • wherever they are, they are always on their smartphone
- they do love their slot machines, a lot of centers in the Electric City
- love Germans haha, they were all over me
- love their Sake
- love to get married to men online
- love to karaoke (there are plenty of places to sing)
- love wearing masks and dressing like anime characters – harajuku girls
- never kiss in public or walk hand in hand
- they normally don’t mind anything but me whistling they did tho
This is all based on my observation and by experience connecting with the locals, you may agree or disagree.
Be aware of
The only downside I feel in this city are the dodgy Africans known as the club promoters. They romp about on the streets and try to get you into the clubs, promise you free drinks and within those try to spike you. You can read more about them in my TOKYO blog (xxxxx link xxxxx) post.
Apart from that I think it is a very interesting culture that has a very positive mindset. It’s a pity that most of them don’t speak English and also that they are nowadays a little bit depending on other countries since the disaster with the tsunami happened in 2011.
I TRAVEL FOREVER’s VIEW & RECOMMENDATION
With all that being said, I think Tokyo / Japan offers culture pure, not just with the natural landscapes and other tourists attractions, it’s the people and the food that makes it a cultural experience, which they can be very proud of.