Big No-Nos in Japan

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Carmen

Mar 25, 2016 at 6:42 PM

So I’m going to be traveling to Japan soon with a friend of mine. She’s never been and I’ve only been once years ago. Can anyone tell me some of the definite no-nos so I can avoid social faux pas? I know the big ones like taking off your shoes in a house and basic chopstick rules, but is there anything else I should know?

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MyBucketList

Mar 28, 2016 at 6:47 PM

I actually wondered this myself and found wiki pretty helpful! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etiquette_in_Japan

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Carmen

Mar 30, 2016 at 7:46 PM

Hi MyBucketList! Thanks! haha I should’ve checked that myself. lol It’s so in-depth.

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Crystal

Apr 1, 2016 at 6:49 PM

I think pretty much as long as you avoid being loud/obnoxious you should be okay! haha

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Starrysky

Apr 4, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Yeah, one of the main things here seems that being too loud is seen as something that is not-done. Especially on the trains, everyone is so quiet that you will probably automatically keep your voice down when you want to talk. It’s kinda nice too though, as when you travel alone it is good to be able to concentrate on reading (or sleeping!)

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Crystal

Apr 4, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Exactly, Starrysky! haha Being loud is such a big thing. Maybe no one will say anything directly but it will be pretty obvious others around a lound person are displeased…

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Carmen

Apr 26, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Thanks for the input, everyone! I don’t think being crazy loud will be too much of a problem…at least not for me. XD

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