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Safety

Safety

Japan is extremely safe, with one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
You can walk on the streets and not be afraid. The country is also hospitable, clean, prompt, polite, efficient, friendly, and you can drink the tap water.

In regard to safety, many foreigners have wonderful stories of returned lost wallets. Hopefully, you will not have to report such an incident to the police, but if you do, you will find a "Koban" or Police Box at most train stations and major city intersections.

Cleanliness

Cleanliness

In regard to cleanliness, you will find that most cities in Japan do not have garbage cans along the streets. This is because the Japanese do not eat and walk at the same time. Therefore, they do not produce trash such as paper coffee mugs, ice cream cups, or chip bags, while strolling along a thoroughfare. If you have such trash, carry it with you until you find a garbage receptacle -- usually at locations that sell such snack items or next to the ubiquitous vending machines. When you do find the trash receptacles you will notice that there will be separate bins for regular trash vs. aluminum cans and glass bottles. Throw the recyclables in their appropriate slot.

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Restrooms in Japan

Restrooms in Japan

Japanese Style and Western Style Toilets

Japanese Bathing

Japanese Bathing

Bathing naked with strangers with only a small towel for cover

Theme Parks

Theme Parks

From more renowned theme parks such as the Disney Resorts to parks exclusive to Japan such as Fuji-Q Highland, Japan has a great variety of theme parks.

Transportation

Transportation

One of the most efficient public transportation systems in the world

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