Besides the jet lag and figuring out how to get out of the Escher painting otherwise known as Shibuya Station, Japan is treating me good. I have a few days left, but I know I am going to miss more than a few things from the land of the rising sun.
Warmed seat toilets
Going to the toilet can be a real experience. It’s the ‘number 1’ destination! But seriously, there are the occasional squat toilets and then there are the super-fancy automated ones. The best thing about those is that the seats are warmed up, it’s one of those things I never knew I needed until I tried. My first visit to a toilet back home will be disappointing to say the least, but maybe I can just take the hair-dryer with me each time?
Dining out for cheap
Going out every night for dinner and being able to get cheap but delicious and tasty things. My wallet and my belly get to be full! From what I understood cooking can be more expensive than going out here.
The wet tissues or towels they hand you before every meal and even take-aways is something we need to think about having as standard in all places in West. I am pretty sure this might be the reason the Japanese people get to 100 and older.
Organised rush hour
The Japanese know how to organise their rush hour: the people line up in the queue, trains are on time and there is someone to push people in when needed. I am crying about the idea of having to face rush hour in London very soon.
Because I obviously won’t find a similar tasting matcha tea in London. I better stock up and find a hiding place in the office, I don’t want my co-workers to discover my hoard of green gold dust.