One reason to visit Japan is for the plethora of Hello Kitty items, like contacts for your eyes, or special edition pop culture toys, like the ones you see above. Having first appeared 36-years ago, as of 2010, Sanrio has groomed Hello Kitty into a global marketing phenomenon worth $5 billion a year. Continue reading for more funny and geeky reasons on why you should visit Japan.

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