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In Japan, 4 has a particular meaning that it reminds us of death because one of its pronunciations is the same as death; we pronounce them as shi. So, we often avoid using 4 as room numbers. For example: the next to 103 is 105, not 104. Some buildings don't have even 4th floor. The up to 3rd floor is the 5th floor. I think that that's too sensitive, but I respect the behavior that they try not to make visitors displeasure. Today is the global era, so it might be better to remove 5th floor as well for British people.
By the way, some people consider 4 as a lucky number since "shi" is the first letter of shiawase, which means happy.
does this sound natural?

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