Maybe I’m simply getting used to living in Japan, but it seems like the signs here are pretty easy to understand.
Even though they’re (usually) in a different language from my own, I can still quickly figure out what they are trying to communicate.
Amenity Street, one of the main avenues here in Aomori is a perfect example– it’s absolutely blanketed with signs. From markets to restaurants to boutiques to beer advertisements, there’s a sign for everything on this street.
Even things that don’t need signs.
Check out this collection of signs on Amenity Street in Aomori, Japan.
How many can you work out? Click on each image to get a larger view and a hint.
So, how did you fare? If you were able decipher most of the signs, you’d probably get around just fine in Japan!
Summer in Aomori
- Northward at over 100mph — We leave Tokyo and head 400 miles to Japan’s northern tip.
- Tonkatsu & Apple Gyoza — First Meal in the North
- Quiet Streets of Aomori — Exploring Aomori’s peaceful streets
- A Mix of Modern & Tradition in Aomori — Old & New Living Together in Harmony
- Eating Nokke Don in Aomori — The freshest seafood in all Japan
- Rise of the Nebuta — They’re everywhere
- Hot Ramen on a Cold Night in Aomori — Hits the spot.
- The Signs of Amenity Street — How many can you figure out?
- Visiting Aomori’s Apple Factory — Aomori is all about the apples.
- Ohagi & Inari — They say the best things come in pairs.
- Leaving Aomori — It was fun, but it’s time to leave.