Meanwhile, in Japan… 15 times the land of the rising sun was legit the land of WTF?

Oh Japan. You’re the birthplace of so many beautiful things. Pokemon, the Playstation, the pocket calculator, Doge…


And it’s also the place of much wonder and joy to the internet. Here’s all the time Japan was legit the place for your inner fangirl to frolic:

1. Traffic jams are never quite the same…

2. And neither is commuting. “PLEASE MIND THE DOORS!”

3. And if you thought YOU were Christmas af…

4. Whatever this is.

5. Some things are actually quite logical. Why don’t we do this?

6. Forget the local carnival… THIS would give us so much life.

7. If you’re afraid of dinosaurs (a legitimate fear, tbf) then this is not for you…

This is one of those fever dreams that you never quite recover from.

8. Yep. Still winning at Christmas. Soz.

9. But THIS is a thing of absolute beauty. Would 100% live in this tree:

10. Game shows pushing it further than even you wanted it to go.

Makes ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ look like a cake walk.

11. Total Wipeout. Japan-style.

12. Wut?

There is so much to look at in this photo. Plus, that banana…

13. Yes. 10 points to Gryffindor for this guy.

14. Ooh. Ok. You need to hit play on this one.

Are they sure it won’t actually kill you anyway? Ooh. Oh. No thanks.

15. J-pop super group E-girls literally pwning Xmas and any attempts by our beloved Brit bands:

Like, seriously. How can we compete with that? #slay

It may be slightly odd, a little wacky and a bucketload of wtf, but it’s without a doubt an awesome place, right? We’re packing already!

Plus, find all your fave J-pop bands on Snapchat using our nifty directory!

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Written by Sarah Clare

Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

Sarah is currently working on an expose on Draco Malfoy in her spare time. But not if his father hears about it.

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