“Big In Japan”: 30 Times People Traveled To Japan And Realized They’re Too Tall For It – Design You Trust

“Big In Japan”: 30 Times People Traveled To Japan And Realized They’re Too Tall For It

“My 6’7″ Stepfather Is Visiting Japan This Week”

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Perhaps it’s the geography of the country; the wide-open spaces of the Prarie, the vast cornfields in the midwest and the deserts of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah – Americans are comfortable with big. Big cars, big meals, big houses.

On the other side is Japan; 126 million people squeezed on to four main islands, with a total area 26 times smaller than the USA. The Japanese have learned to be economical with space – whether it be technology, houses or dioramas – which can be an issue when tall people visit the country. Heads are bumped on low doors, showers are too short, and train seats… well, it’s cozy put it that way.

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, shows the struggles of the lanky in this compact country, we’d recommend bringing a helmet if you’re over 6ft!

“Tall In Japan”

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“6’3” Lived In A Traditional Japanese House In Japan For Two Months. There Were Lots Of Exposed Wooden Beams”

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“Asked A Guy To Take A Photo Of Me And My Friends With Some Bathing Snow Monkeys In Nagano, Japan. Checked The Photo Later”

“Life Being Tall In Japan. Side Note: This Was A Hit With The Crowd And There Were Lots Of Giggles”

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“My Trip To Japan As A 6.3 Feet Guy Summed Up”

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“Shark Bait”

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“I Recently Travelled To Japan”

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“In Japan, Tall Friends Duck Together”

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“Everytime I Visit Japan I Feel Like I Don’t Fit In… I Wonder Why?”

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“We Came, We Saw, We Raised The Roof”

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“Tall People Problems”

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“Japan Wasn’t Built For Me”

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“If I Could Summarize My Recent Trip To Japan In One Photo, This Would Be It”

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“Stayed One Night In This Hostel In Japan. My Head Connected With This Light 8 Times”

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“Hotels Suck”

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“Loved My First Trip To Japan”

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“The Free Brain Cell Removal Rooflines Are A Common Fixture In Japan”

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“Being Tall In Japan”

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“Another Problem With Being A Tall Man In Japan”

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“Meanwhile In Tokyo”

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“Just Got Back From A Trip To Japan. I Know I’m Tall. Didn’t Realize Just *How* Tall Compared To All The Japanese Folks”

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“Traditional Japanese Home. Clearing Doorways Is A Challenge”

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“So My Brother (6’7″), My Sister (6’0″), And Myself (6’4″) Went To Japan… We Had A Hard Time Getting In”

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“Just Found R/Tall. I’m Happy To Finally Be Among My Kind. Here’s Me In Japan Trying To Fit In”

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“Big In Japan”

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“Tall People Problems #5535 – On A Train In Japan”

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“My Shower At My Hotel In Japan. I Am Not Pleased Nor Is My Neck”

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“Being 6 Ft 3 In Was Pretty Tough In Japan”

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“To Tall Guys Travelling In Japan: I Feel You, Brothers. I’m 195 Cm (6’4″)”


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