18 Genius Inventions That Still Exist Only in Japan

Japan is well known for its inventions. Some of them are weird, others are genius, while still others are somewhere in between. Just remember the selfie stick that so many laughed at only a couple of years ago!

We have found some of the most ingenious Japanese inventions that make life easier and more comfortable. We can’t wait for them to come to other countries as well! Can you?

Via: BrightSide


Turning train seats

If you don’t like sitting with your back in the direction of travel, you can just turn your seat to whichever side you want.


A motorcycle helmet with a ponytail hole

This is how motorcycle helmet manufacturers care about ladies. It’s such a trifle, yet a pleasant one.


A place to seat a baby in a public bathroom

All parents dream of such a thing: it’s a special place where you can seat your baby while you’re doing your business. If it’s just the two of you, it’s dangerous to leave the baby alone outside and uncomfortable to take them in with you.


A cafe for lonely hearts

You’ll see such slippers in every home. The Japanese consider their bathroom the dirtiest place in their house, even if it’s clean. They can’t enter it in the same footwear they walk around the rest of the house in. Just think about it.


A cushion for lying down and working

When you work at your laptop lying on your stomach, your hands get tired very quickly. That’s why there’s now this holder.

The owner’s last name instead of a number on the building

Finding a house in Japan by its address is a real test. Most streets here don’t have names, and house numbers are based on the date of their being built. That’s why you can often see a plaque with the house owner’s name. Very convenient.


Easy-to-open cans

Unlike the cans we’re used to, these ones have a special ring that makes them easy to open. It’s so cool when manufacturers think of even such small details!