21 Reasons Why Studying Abroad In Japan Is The Best

Sushi… on a conveyor belt!

1. You land in Japan and Immediately you are bombarded with more cuteness than you can handle

Hello Kitty is legitimately everywhere.

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2. Nothing makes sense, and that doesn’t bother you

Seriously, nothing makes sense at all.

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3. Riding trains everywhere

They are both fast and on time. Take that, Amtrak

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4. Your rail pass is practically a work of art

And you thought your Eurail pass was cool…

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5. Onsens

Hold on, I’m just taking a bath with strangers in hot spring water.

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6. When you call home, you are calling the past

You: “Last night was great.”
Them: “Oh, awesome, I’m heading out now.”

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7. Kaiten Sushi

Also known as the optimal way to receive sushi

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8. Speaking of which, Japanese food is awesome

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9. You rarely get mistaken for being a local

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10. You can appreciate all the things you liked as a child without seeming that childish

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11. You have all kinds of new sports to care about

New goal: become Yokozuna

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12. Shrines, temples and gardens are lovely places and you will know how to differentiate between them

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13. Karaoke is a nearly nightly activity

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14. Taiko Drum Master

and Game Centers in general

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15. Going on field trips means going here

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Or here

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Perhaps here

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You might even end up here

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16. This is not all that strange

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17. Language classes double as art classes

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18. You head to school each morning alongside these precious youngsters

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19. You will see commercials featuring American celebrities

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20. The world seems so efficient

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21. Lost in Translation becomes your actual life

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