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Don’t Be Rude! Here’s How to Be Polite When in Japan

Every country has its own unique customs and ways of expressing emotions, Japan is no exception. When you visit another country, it is always nice to try and abide by some of the etiquettes while there, and it also makes the experience better! In Japan, some things that are often done in other countries can…

15 Things to Be Aware of Before Travelling to Japan

Before making your way through the Land of the Rising Sun, get familiar with these 15 aspects of everyday life that will ensure you adhere to the respectful everyday etiquettes of the Japanese people. 1. No Tipping jp.fotolia.com/ There is no tipping in japan. It is considered rude to tip and I have had many…

7 Daily Habits Considered Rude Elsewhere, But are Perfectly OK in Japan

There are many communication rules in Japan and sometimes they might seem confusing of what is and isn’t appropriate. However, there are a few rules that would be considered impolite in other countries, but in Japan, those rules are not applicable. 1. Not tipping! jp.fotolia.com/ There is no tipping system in Japan and the surprising…

Public bath culture in Japan

Bathing is a time-old tradition in Japan. ameblo.jp/ Japanese people enjoy going to the public bathhouses, which are called sento. The first sentos appeared in Japan in 15th century. Despite the fact that there is a bathroom in every house, the habit of going to the sento is still very popular among the people. The…

Important! Table Manners you need to know when visiting Japan

Sushi, Sashimi and many kinds of Ramen are among tourists’ favorite foods when visiting Japan. However, before we eat all those delicious dishes, we’d better know some table manners in Japan! 1. Chopsticks jp.fotolia.com/ In Japan, chopsticks are used to eat most kinds of Japanese foods. That is why, we need to know some basic…

Not knowing this may embarrass you! The proper way to eat sushi

When you visit Japan, one of the things you might want to do is going to eat authentic sushi! But as it happens, many people do not know how to eat it correctly. Here we will share the etiquette of eating sushi with you, so you can impress even the professionals. Eating Order jp.fotolia.com/ There…