Japon is one of the most popular countries in the world. Its impressive natural characteristics, its high standard of living and its traditions and unique architecture combine and make it an admirable nation. It's the people themselves, and their fascinating  inventive, those that make Japan a truly special land.The following inventions and customs are so ingenious that you will be asked why.do not we have the same things in the West?

 Take a look at these 16 things that you can only find in Japan!

1.Service stations

Service Stations

In case you do not reach the hose to the gas tank of your car, the Japanese have presented this solution: The hoses to areas  hang from above. 

2.Vending machines

Vending Machines

In Japan you can get anything from the vending machines, as evidenced by the hot food you can see in this machine.The streets are full of these machines.And you can buy at any time, mainly a wide range of beverages (including alcohol), for a very reasonable price.Remember to always carry coins in your pockets.

3. Compact parking

 Compact Parking

Although Japan is much smaller than countries like the United States, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Russia and China, it has a population of 127 million people (mainly concentrated in urban areas). In addition, the country is a renowned car power. For all these reasons, they have created the multi-level parking lots to make the most of the space.

4. Cans for the blind in Braille

Cans for Blinds

All soda cans in Japan are printed with a braille pattern near the opening.

5. Chairs to hang your bag

Chair to hang the bag

In Japan, not only do ladies carry bags. Entrepreneurs often carry papers, computers and comics in a bag. Someone finally realized that the chairs should be made to measure to hold the bag.

6. Trains with spa

Trains with Spa

Spas are part of Japanese culture. They are so integrated into their lives that even some trains can relax their feet after a day of exhausting work. A very comfortable habit, right?

7. Free paper handkerchiefs

Free paper Handkerchiefs

Japan is undoubtedly a curious place, where things are not exactly what you would expect .. Here local companies give away free paper handkerchiefs in the streets (with your business card attached). Most public restrooms do not dispense toilet paper, so it's a great idea!

8. Somewhat complicated toilets

Electric raised toilet seat

The toilets are more complex in Japan. In fact, they show a range of diverse functions. The most impressive thing is that they double as bidets. And it will surprise you quite the first time you sit in a nice heated toilet.

9. Stress Busting 'Poppers'

Busting Poppers

They say that the Japanese are very vulnerable to stress (due to their long working hours and the shortage of paid vacations). No wonder that these keychains - inspired by the bubble wrap - are so fashionable!

10. Automatic doors in the taxi

Taxi con puerta automatica

Taxi drivers do not need to worry about how they close their car doors because they have created automatic doors. Most taxis have that peculiar characteristic. Another interesting fact about taxis is that the drivers wear impeccable elegant black suits and ties.

11. Capsule hotels

Hoteles Capsula en Kyoto

Tired? It does not matter what time of day it is! There are many capsule hotels perfectly designed for optimal sleep.

12. Musical roads

Musical Roads

If you drive through these tracks marked with musical notation, you will hear a cheerful melody that will guide you forward. You set the tempo-speed-and the 'orchestra' of the road does the rest.

13. Cafes for cats

Cafes para gatos

These coffees are very funny. They cost around $ 20 for an hour; in exchange for the pleasure of being entertained by the prettiest cats in the neighborhood.

14. Air-conditioned tables for winter

Mesas climatizadas para Invierno

A kotatsu is a warm table covered by a blanket futon. Everyone lies down and places his legs under the blanket. It is not long before someone falls asleep, given the comfort. It is very common in all homes.

15. National ad system

Sistema de Comunicación Japon

Japan is covered by a vast speaker communication system that can be heard at regular intervals, proclaiming important warnings related to earthquakes and extreme weather events. They often play music for school children to exercise. Also every day, at 5:30 in the afternoon, a lively theme sounds that reminds children to leave the streets and go home for dinner.

16. Sleeping at work

Dormir al trabajo en Japon

This habit of sleeping at work may seem strange to you. But there it is considered a sign of good duty. In Japan, people work more hours, although they often sleep. And the same thing happens in universities where students attend conferences to obtain assistance credit, but rarely pay attention.