This week for my SoraNews24 W.T.F. Japan article, I wrote about the top five nicest sounds in Japan.
A few months back I did the top five most annoying sounds in Japan, but since this country has more than its fair share of pleasant sounds too, I felt like it was only fair to devote an article to those as well.
When most people who have never been to Japan think of “Japanese sounds,” they might imagine gongs or chopsticks against bowls or karate wails and grunts. But the actual day-today soundscape of Japan is so different than that, and so different from what you’re probably used to in your home country.
It can be hard to imagine living in a place surrounded by unfamiliar sounds, but you quickly get used to them, and then when you go home, suddenly realize that you miss them just as much as the people and places you visited while there.