This week for my RocketNews24 W.T.F. Japan article, I wrote about the top five most annoying sounds in Japan.
Some annoying sounds are universal. Nonstop crying babies and honking horns are enough to get most people’s blood boiling.
But there are some sounds that are unique to, or at least far more common in, certain countries. There’s a lot of sounds that I’ve only ever heard after coming to Japan, and while many of them are pleasant, there’s quite a few that I could’ve lived happily never hearing.
That’s why I decided to compile a list of the most annoying sounds I’ve heard in Japan. A lot of these are sounds that you pretty much don’t hear anywhere else in the world, so go ahead and enjoy some of the rare audial “delights.”