Do’s and don’ts when visiting Japan!

This is a short list of do’s and don’ts when visiting Japan. The cultural norms may be quite different than what you are used to, so it’s important to familiarise yourself with the differences to ensure that you have a smooth stay while you are in Japan.

1.Japanese consider it rude to point at people.

2.Do not push in line.

3.Tipping at restaurants is not part of the culture in Japan.

4.You must take off your shoes at the entrance in someones house.

5.Do not wear swim suit at the hot spring.

6.Do not blow your nose with handkerchief, if you need to blow your nose use with tissues by doing at hiding place

7.Walking and eating at the same time is considered bad manners.

8.In Japan If you are invited to someone’s the custom is to bring something small as a gift.

9.Avoid talking on your cellphone while riding the train, it is considered bad manners and a disturbance to those around you.

10.When riding escalators it’s important never to stand in the middle of the escalator, as Japanese people line up on either the right side or the left side of the escalator (depending on which region of the country you are in), so that there is a clear path down the other side for anyone to use who is in a hurry and does not want to wait.

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Published by 岡本彩奈

ニュージーランドで日本語教室”Auckland Japanese Tutor"運営。日本語教師歴10年。学生や社会人向けに間接法にて日本語を教え、過去2000名の外国人学習者を支援。ビジネス初心者のフリーランス日本語教師や日本語の先生で副業・起業したい方向けに個別相談を提供中。

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