20 Times People Traveled To Japan And Realized They’re Too Tall For It

20 Times People Traveled To Japan And Realized They’re Too Tall For It

It seems ridiculous to imagine ever having to bend down to enter your doorway or find yourself looking down at the shower head…But that’s exactly what these unlucky tourists experienced after travelling to Japan!

The East Asian country is home to a whopping 126 million residents all squeezed onto four main islands. Not only is the population massive but Japan’s total area is actually 26 times smaller than America (Wowzer!)

As you can imagine, the Japanese have since learned how to be pretty economical when it comes to using space and this is reflected in the design of Japanese homes and technology. Let’s put it this way, if you happen to be a tall person, be prepared to get snug (and mind your head!)

Check out how these travellers got on during their visit to the Land of the Rising Sun…

1. ‘My 6’7 Stepfather Is Visiting Japan This Week’

‘Houston, we have a problem.’

If this guy is trying to play hide and seek, he’s not doing a very good job…

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2. Spot The Odd One Out…

If you were looking to find the Wally in this photo, we don’t think it’d be too difficult!

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3. Warning: Travellers Over Six Foot May Retain Injuries

You’d expect this from a holiday in Magaluf but this guy came home with cuts and bruises after ‘adapting’ to life in Japan.

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4. Note To Self: Never Get A Local To Take Your Photo

This group holiday photo didn’t go exactly according to plan…

Maybe just take a selfie next time, eh?

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5. Maybe Not One For The Frame…

‘Oh no, I think I blinked!’

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6. Tall People Problems

This dude’s holiday summed up in four photos. What a catastrophe!

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7. *Mind Your Head And Shoulders

This sign clearly underestimated the height of a tall American male.

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8. Beware Of Shark Attacks

This man’s worst nightmare came to life when he found himself being brutally attacked by a display shark.

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9. True Friends Duck Together

 ‘You duck, I duck remember?’

These two pals are just friendship goals as they enjoy their (slightly cramped) holiday.

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10. He Looks Like An Actual Giant

This poor guy sticks out like a sore thumb as he follows these Japanese women through a tunnel. Smile for the camera!

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11. King Of The World

‘I believe I can fly…I believe I can touch the sky…’

This photo was papped moments before this fella pushed the roof up from its hinges and turned into a superhero.

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12. ‘Erm…I Think This Is Where I Stop’

Go on without me! This guy was stopping at the first hurdle in spite of his girlfriend eagerly bounding ahead.

We don’t blame you, sir.

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13. 6’4 And The Struggle Is Real

When all you want is a nice photo with the pretty scenery for Instagram but your damn height gets in the way again!

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14. You Know You’re Headed For A Difficult Trip When You Can Barely Get Through Your Front Door…

Peek-a-boo! This guy’s head popping out from above the door is quite unsettling…

Looks like this apartment is going to be a bit cosy!

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15. Do You Think His Head Is Stuck Like That?

This guy is going to be suffering from a serious pain in the neck.

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16. Cooking Fail

Getting your head trapped in the extractor fan is probably not ideal when you’re trying to cook a romantic dinner for two…

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17. When The Sink Is Almost As Low As The Toilet Seat, You Might Have An Issue…

Tall residents will need to practice their squats if they want to use this bathroom!

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18. Honey I’m Home!

This guy was not expecting to get a face full of wall as he tried to enter this Japanese building.

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

This American-Japanese tourist came to visit Japan and it turns out that he suffers from the exact same problem that the rest of us tall folk do! Maybe there’s something in the water

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20. On The Bright Side, Cleaning The Tops Of Door Frames Has Been Made Super Easy!

You’ll never need to grab a stool again to clean those awkward crevices.

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