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You’d be forgiven for thinking this is the food you get served on a Business Class flight. It’s not! This is the type of fare you can expect when you fly Economy Class in Japan.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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You get a chicken katsu curry with rice and veggies, a potato salad, edamame beans, a mini-dessert, and a Kirin beer. Plus, you get real knives and forks, not those useless plastic abominations.

In the Yamaguchi Prefecture sits the gorgeous Kintai-Kyō Bridge. Featuring five arches over the Nishiki River, it stands at the foot of Mount Yokohama, which is topped by Howl’s Moving Castle. Kidding! It’s Iwakuni Castle.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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The castle was built in 1601 and overlooked a series of bridges. Unfortunately, they were all destroyed by flooding before the Kintai bridge was completed in 1673. Originally thought to be indestructible, it’s been rebuilt several times, most recently after the typhoon of 1951.

These fishy socks are simply adorable. Just like the mittens you used to wear as a kid, they feature a separate big toe so you can flap the mouth and make your koi carp socks talk to each other.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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They’re available in a variety of colors and also come with another special hidden feature: If your feet smell, you can always say the stink is coming from the fish, not you!

Nestled in the geographical center of Japan in Anpachi, Gifu Prefecture, the colossal Solar Ark towers 37 meters tall and 315 meters wide, meaning it’s one of the largest solar buildings in the world.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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The ark-shaped edifice comprises 5,046 solar panels, which produce 530,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. Built by Sanyo to cultivate a better appreciation of solar power, you can even visit the Museum of Solar Energy inside the Solar Ark.

It’s 3 am, and you run out of screws for the DIY project you started at midnight. In any normal country, you’d call it a night and go to the hardware store in the morning.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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But not in Japan! Here, you simply walk to your nearest 24hr DIY vending machine, pop in a few hundred Yen and––hey presto––it’s back to work with almost no interruption!

You know how it is. You’ve been on your feet all day wandering Japan’s beautiful cherry blossom. The only time you sat down was during an ancient tea ceremony, and you could eat a few dozen burgers. Well, you’re in luck!

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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There’s no need to go hunting for a KFC, McDonald’s, or Burger King because Colonel Sanders will come to you in this driverless roving fast food truck. Genius!

Ah, there’s your black suitcase! Yet another genius idea from The Land of the Rising Sun. We’ve all had to struggle to take our suitcases into the cubicle when visiting the restroom while traveling.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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But in Japan, they have a solution to every little problem. This anti-theft system can be found at airports and train stations. Lock up your luggage, do your business and your bag is there, waiting for you. Simple!

What do you do if you can’t park on the street and don’t have the room for a garage or carport? Why, you build a mini bridge/driveway for your tiny car over the stream next to your house, of course!

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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Okay, you’d spend half your woken life praying an earthquake tremor doesn’t send your car cascading into the stream, but it’s better than getting parking tickets every day.

Remember back in the early 1990s when Coca-Cola introduced Tab Clear? Their ill-fated clear cola drink was universally hated and quickly withdrawn from shelves. But, guess what.

Here’s Why Japan Is Earth’s Most Unique, Imaginative, And Unconventional Country

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In Japan, you can buy Coca-Cola Clear. It is lemon-flavored to compensate for the missing caramel, which usually gives Coke its dark color. So, there we have it, folks; we hope it’s more CLEAR that Japan really is Earth’s most unique and imaginative country.

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