Two things that are very typical for Japan. No.1 is the Vending machine. All over the country every few meters it seems there is a vending machine. On empty country roads, in tiny villages, at temples or in the city. Nowhere will you die of thirst in Japan.
No. 2 the whale. Especially here at the Kochi coast many whales pass by. Unfortunately whale watching season has already finishes in September and the only one I saw was this painted one. Kawaii!!!!!