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A Guide to Trash and Garbage Disposal in Japan

In most countries other than Japan, throwing away trash is pretty simple. Garbage is garbage, and that’s the end of unwanted items. Just put them in any container and bid goodbye to your waste. Although some efforts have been made in other countries to separate rubbish to a certain extent, such as cardboard or food…

How to Take a Bath in a Japanese Household: 5 Rules That May Surprise You

Visiting a Japanese home comes with a lot of rules. If you have ever had a homestay family or visited a friend, you may have already noticed that you need to take a small gift with you and make sure you wear slippers. Etiquette and social rules in Japan aren’t too difficult to pick up…

Cycling in Japan: Basic Rules, Prohibitions, Penalties, and Safety Tips

If you have visited Japan before, you would know of its many complicated subway and train lines. To get around in Japan, cycling is one of the best choices. But of course, there are important rules that you should know before cycling in Japan. Basic Rules jp.fotolia.com/ First of all, you should keep to the…

Visiting Japan for the First Time? Here are 4 Things You Shouldn’t Do

Visiting Japan holds a unique set of social norms to adhere to during your visit. These tips offer travelers the best practices to avoid accidentally offending Japanese people and ensure an embarrassment-free vacation at your desired destination. 1. Avoid Looking People in the Eye jp.fotolia.com/ Who isn’t happy when they are on vacation in an…

Excited About Visiting Japan’s Famous Cat Cafes? Check Out How to Choose Wisely!

Japan is known worldwide for their cute, unusual, and sometimes scary themed cafes. Like many other countries, various marketing schemes are used to attract the interest of mass consumers. However, there is no doubt that the most popular of all themed cafes here in Japan, is the famous cat cafe. It has earned quite a…

Always Remember These 10 Big No-Nos When You Are in Japan!

Every country has its own taboos, rules, and cultural restrictions. These can differ enormously from nation to nation or between continents. Western societal norms may seem normal to a western person, but seem completely alien to someone from a different part of the world. These stark differences can create something of a culture shock for…

Should Onsen Tattoo Restrictions Be Relaxed to Promote Tourism in Japan?

Having a tattoo is usually associated with a bad reputation in Japan though a few people have already accepted it. This recognition comes from a historical background related to illegal gangster organizations and somehow being part of an anti-social system. This tradition has been affecting many travelers who display their tattoos as a form of…

5 Points You Should Know About Before Going To Japan

Are you going to Japan for you next vacation? Undeniably, Japan is a charming country regardless of the season in which you go and places you visit: there will always be something that impresses you. Japan is one of those countries that can convince many tourists to pay it a second visit. You may have…

10 Differences Between American and Japanese School Systems

1. Time/Vacation School in the US usually starts in August and ends in June. However, in Japan classes start in April and ends in March. There are less days off in Japan compared with their US counterparts. en.rocketnews24.com/ On average the Japanese spend 60 days more per year at school that the US. It is…

3 Reasons Why the Japanese Don’t Talk on the Phone on Public Transport

Japan is a country with many rules. There’s no need to worry too much if you don’t know all of them, as most of them are manners and not criminal offenses! But you will likely notice some differences between Japan and the rest of the world when it comes to etiquette on public transport. This…
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