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Unique Features of Japanese Homes

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Whether you are planning to move to another country, or simply feeling the wanderlust right now, the internet is full of videos and guides that can help you familiarize yourself with different aspects of living in another country and culture.

One blogger, Caitlin of @her.atlas on Instagram, has been introducing her social media followers to unique features of her Japanese home in Iwakuni.

Videos highlight interesting things such as the stove with a specific rice setting, the separate fish broiler, the shower room that also serves as a clothing dryer, and more.

A lot of videos across YouTube and social media that highlight Japanese living are particularly interested in showing users the bathrooms and toilets, which have features that are uncommon or unheard of in the United States. Caitlin highlighted the hands-free toilet and bidet with a built-in sink:

Another YouTuber who took viewers on a tour of his studio apartment in Tokyo was even impressed by the way toilet paper rolls are changed in his apartment:

In today's world, it is so easy to experience another country from the comfort of your own home. Even if you can't travel, you can still learn about life around the world by watching videos and reading blogs from people who may or may not be just like you. Want to know what it's like to live alone in your twenties in urban Japan, or to move an entire family to the French countryside? Chances are you're just a few clicks away from finding a variety of different videos and perspectives.

What unique features of homes have you seen or experienced abroad? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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