Japan is a beautiful country that people often visit when they want to experience things such as unique culture, modern city, great culinary, beautiful nature, and many more. Learning about the culture of your travel destination is a must if you don’t want to embarrass yourself. It is also more convenient to know everything beforehand to avoid any travel disaster where you pack the wrong things and have the wrong idea of what the country will be. If you are planning to visit Japan, here are some things that you should avoid doing.
It is easy for foreigners to want to leave a tip for the waitress because the service is nothing like you have experienced before. Japanese is known as a hard worker that will do everything accordingly and give a hundred and one percent in their job. Because tipping is not part of their culture, you should follow this rule because it does nothing but harm for you to leave a tip behind. The person may perceive it as an insult instead of a compliment.
Be loud in public places
Some people say, visiting Japan is like visiting a dystopia where everyone respects the rule and quiet whenever they are in public places. Breaking the silence whenever you are on public transportation is not a good idea unless you want to be labeled as that stupid foreigner that knows no manner. Though they might not tell you in front of your face, they definitely judge people that act crazy and loud.
Wearing shoes inside of a house or apartment
In Japan and many Asian countries, the common thing to do when entering a house is to take off the shoes. Imagine all the places that you have been and all the dirt that the bottom of your shoes have collected to touch a clean floor. It is a nightmare for anyone that owns the house, and you don’t want to be a rude guess that refuses to follow the custom of the country that you are in because that’s an ignorant thing to do.
In the summer, Japan can be very hot and humid. No matter how crazy hot it is outside, don’t leave your hotel only wearing tank top and shorts. Even though people would understand since you are a foreigner, it won’t be comfortable for you to get stared at the whole day.…Continue Reading