MANNERS

3 Important Japanese Business Customs You Should Know!

Different countries have different customs and manners and Japan is no exception to that. For the foreigners who are living in Japan, some things may be an unusual sight for you or you may not be familiar with certain practices. There are many customs and manners in Japan but in the business world, you need…

Transportation Etiquette for Kyoto: New Akimahen Rules

Manners and politeness in Japan are a big deal. The Japanese are renowned for their polite and unassuming ways and Kyotoites are no exception. The ancient capital has started to become fed up of the mess tourists are leaving so have devised several illustrations to help travellers behave well on their trip. Akimahen In order…

Tourists, Akimahen! Please Follow Kyoto’s Etiquette Guidelines

One of the many downsides of Kyoto being one of the top tourist destinations in Japan is the exponential growth of travellers who do not follow etiquette guidelines. The city of Kyoto is no exception to the struggles of a typical Japanese to express his frustrations against travellers committing a cultural blunder. On July 2015,…

Smoking in Japan: Manners and Tips

No one can say that smoking is healthy – that’s for sure. But an adult choice is just that, much like drinking whiskey or playing the lotto. For those smokers in Japan, here is a quick guide to cigarettes. Some people would say that Japan is a smoker’s paradise. Cigarettes are fairly cheap, smoking areas…

Let’s Go to the Movies Japanese Style!

Sure, a trip to the movies is a universal hobby, an escape from the everyday life. Japan is no different, and theatres can be found aplenty, with the three biggest companies being Toho, Cineplex, and Aeon Cinema (Warner Bros). unreal.at.webry.info/ Here are a few differences in both the theatres and the culture of watching movies…

3 Common Manners To Know Before Entering a Japanese Shrine

Shrines have long been considered sacred places in Japan where Gods are worshipped. Hence, it is crucial to follow a set of rules once you are inside a shrine’s premises. One important indicator of a shrine is the Torii Gate. It is a wooden gate, without a door, often painted in red. This is not…

How to be Polite while Eating: Table Manners in Japan

Eating is the funnest part of traveling. However, each country has a set of rules to abide by when it comes to table manners. Following them is very significant as a sign of honoring the food served to diners. Japan’s table manners are as unique as they come. In order to know more of the…

What to Expect at a Japanese Restaurant

Want to dine at a Japanese restaurant the Japanese way? Here is a brief rundown of what to say and what to expect. Entering the Restaurant swaindestinations.com/ When you enter a restaurant, you’ll be greeted with a cheerful irasshaimase (Welcome). In all but the most casual places the waiter or waitress will next ask you,…

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…