Do you consider your emoji skills way above average? Think again. There are more than 20 emojis inspired by destinations and landmarks, that you can use when you travel next. By Payal Das
Map of Japan
This emoji is actually the map the of Japan, which is the only country to have its own emoji. Other countries have their own flag as emojis. The Map of Japan emoji was named as “Silhouette of Japan” and was approved as a part of Unicode 6.0 in the year 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
Yes, this is not just a mountain but Mount Fuji in Japan, also known as Fuji-san. It is the highest mountain in Japan and has snow-covered peaks during the colder months of the year. It is also considered lucky if you see Mount Fuji in your dream on the first day of the year.
Japanese Post Office
If all this time, you thought this was an emoji of a regular post office think again. This is actually a Japanese post office emoji featuring the Japanese postal mark in the front of the building. This emoji is also known as Japan Post.
Statue of Liberty
Needless to say, The Statue of Liberty is the famous statue which is a world famous New York City.
This is the famous Tokyo Tower which is the second-tallest building in Japan, located in Minato. It was built in 1957. The structure was inspired from the Eiffel Tower in Paris which is why people tend to mistake this emoji as the Eiffel Tower instead.
Another emoji which is commonly mistaken as either a Japanese houseis actually the Japanese Castle which is made from stone and wood. It is also known as Fortress.
This emoji is that of a Jewish synagogue, which is a place of worship for the followers of Judaism. The star on its face is the Star of David.
This is a shrine which is used by the Japanese who follow Shinto religion. It displays the torii, a red coloured structure with a curved roof above two posts, which is the gate of the Shinto Shrine. It is used on maps in Japan to represent the location of a Shinto Shrine. This emoji is also known as Kami-no-michi.
The Kaaba is a cube-shaped building which is located at the centre of the Al-Masjid al-Haram Mosque in Mecca. It is also known as Mecca.
This is the famous Moyai sculpture, a type of human rock carving historically found on Easter Island. It is also a statue which is located near the Shibuya Station in Tokyo, Japan. This emoji has been given many names- Eastern Island, Human Rock Carving, Moyai Statue, and the Eastern Island Statue.