Japan is a place filled with much culture and beauty. There are many exciting and unique activities to experience in this country that is known for its mystical properties as much as for its beauty, but for you to enjoy all that Japan has to offer it will serve you well to keep the following tips in mind before beginning your Far East adventure.
Respect and manners are important to keep in mind when traveling throughout Japan. It is customary to bow your body slightly when casually greeting someone. However, if greeting an elderly person, then your bow should be at an angle of at least 45 degrees.
Refrain from using cell phones when traveling on public transportation. In Japan, it is a common custom for people to remain silent on trains or buses. Japanese people use their travel time to read, listen quietly to music, and nap. Therefore, your best course of action is to adhere to silence while utilizing public transportation.
Cash vs. Credit Cards
Japan is more of a cash society than other travel destinations. Technology is everywhere, but in Japan most businesses do no accept credit cards, especially in small villages, and many ATM’s will not accept American debit or credit cards. A good rule of thumb is to bring enough Japanese yen to cover your expenses for a few days. This will give you an opportunity to figure out how much additional Japanese yen will be needed to cover the balance of your trip.
Address of Your Accommodations
The address of where you will be staying should be written down on paper in both English and Japanese. People in Japan learn English, but many do not speak this language on a daily basis. Therefore, it is important to have your accommodation location written in Japanese so any native speaker will understand where you need to go.
Tipping at any establishment is frowned upon in Japan and can be considered insulting.
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