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Learn everything you need to know about the Japanese Culture

Japan has long become a popular tourist destination, a destination that attracts many visitors not only in the country but also internationally. For tourists who come to the country of cherry blossom tourism and know a bit about the culture here, it will certainly be extremely wonderful in the process of tourism in this land. Here are the notes in the Japanese culture you need to know.

 

With other places, when receiving the tip from the customer as a thank you for the hard work of the employee, the person receiving the tip considered him lucky and have a happy day when he met that kind of guest. But in Japan, tipping is not a common practice in this land. Japan gives "tips" to one person more or less humiliate him. So giving tips to employees is something they never accept.

 

Cultural traditions - taking your shoes off in Japan

Cultural traditions - taking your shoes off in Japan

                          

Therefore, all services in this country, from transportation to major restaurants, do not accept this behavior. Many taxi drivers have been driving for hundreds of kilometers to chase after their guests, forgetting to get extra money after paying for it.

 

Like other countries, the minimal courtesy of the Japanese people is reflected in the slippers at the doors of the house. So tourists need to know this when they come to visit the houses here. Before stepping into the guesthouse, take off your shoes, place your shoes and sandals toward the door, and watch if there are shoe-shades like the shoes are lined up there. In the Japanese home there are always separate slippers, in the bathroom they have their own slippers.

 

 

 Bowing is considered extremely important in Japan

 Bowing is considered extremely important in Japan

 

One note in Japanese culture that visitors pay attention to is that when you receive excess cash at the cashier counter, as usual, the cashier here will count the money returned in front of visitors. Then they carefully put the money into the small plate. Absolutely no visitors are allowed to take extra money from the plate, and then count up in front of the cashier, for such a manifestation of a rude behavior that offends their personality.

 

Instead, if you do not clearly see the amount returned you can ask the cashier to recount it again. Finally, be patient and wait for them to say their thanks, smile and bow their goodbyes. If you know a bit of Japanese, please thank them in their mother tongue, which will be great for both the visitors and the staff.

 

There is no tipping in any situation in Japan- cabs, restaurants, personal care

There is no tipping in any situation in Japan- cabs, restaurants, personal care

 

Do not keep doors open to others: this is not so serious that it should not be done in Japan, but do not be surprised if people do not keep the door open or someone does not do that to you. The Japanese do not have the habit of doing so, even when you take a taxi you must open the door yourself. So a Japanese person can be extremely surprised when you keep the door open for them.

 

So, here is the article about the need to know in culture when traveling to Japan, you can refer to many other notes to understand more about people, customs, habits here to have the most meaningful trip to Japan.