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Visit Japan – The Don’ts of Visiting Japan

Visit Japan – The Don’ts of Visiting Japan



Japan – The Land of The Rising Sun, Well there are plenty of amazing things to do when you are in Japan, enjoying Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and so many more …

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  1. Dominic Hewitt

    I would like to say something that someone already did make sure to have a pretty large sum of cash on hand just in case a restaurant or some activity you wanna do doesn’t accept card. Also sometimes Japanese people may not appear to be friendly in some cases but they are more introverted people and smiles go a long ways here. They are more than willing to help. Also at restaurants raising your hand or shouting “sumimasen” (excuse me) is not only acceptable but often required. Japanese servers won’t stop by your table to check on you. They serve your food and drop off the check and their job is basically done but you can ask for anything you need still. Often there is a button you ring on your table to get the attention of a server as well, you could be left sitting there for 20 mins but you are expected to ring that button. The servers will often say a Lot of words to you, basically resaying your entire order and asking if everything is ok. Daijoubou Desu (Its ok) is the best thing to use when in doubt or “ok” desu is known by all Japanese and used frequently.

  2. jADEc

    9:45 especially buisness cards, these are seen as an extension of the person's identity. Treat it with as much respect as you would treat the person giving it to you. take it and study it carefully, thank them and put it carefully away in your wallet or in a card-holder. NEVER IN YOUR POCKET ON ITS OWN! its INCREDIBLY disrespectful!

  3. james turner

    I'm not quitting on nobody slippers that I don't know who had them all that's even nastier than walking with somebody else with you I rather for you to keep your shoes on and put on somebody slippers that you don't know who had them on

  4. Duncan Garvey

    I went to Japan in the mid nineties and basically broke most of your rules, nothing happened, then again being in a visiting rock band with record company chaperones and translators almost everywhere we went helped. The smoking rules must’ve changed since then because I remember cigarette vending machines on every street corner in Tokyo, Osaka and Kobe and I’m sure I saw people smoking on the subway in Tokyo! The only thing I raised eyebrows with was swearing in Japanese in a late night hotel bar, something I was berated for, but given that we’d just come from a radio interview where we were allowed to say f**k, s**t and c**t as much as we wanted live on air I was a bit surprised.

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