You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason. - Ernest Hemingway
Japan is a great place to be. It has lots of fantastic and fascinating things going on from technology, to traditions that can make you feel amazed. But Japan is not the easiest country to travel. So here are some of the things that you should know before visiting Japan.
1. It’s safe
One of the best things about Japan is that it is safe. Repeatedly shining on top ten lists of the world's safest countries.
2. Keeping your shoes on in certain places is highly offensive
Leaving your shoes on when entering someone's house is a major sign of disrespect. Like many other parts of Asia, removing your shoes when entering a home is an absolute must.
3. You don’t need to tip
Waiters get paid a living wage in Japan, it’s even considered rude to tip in Japan.
4. Speak quietly in public
Everyone in Japan is aware of the fact that they are sharing space with others, so keeping conversations to a minimum and voice levels at a low volume in public is always appreciated.
5. Pointing to people and things is rude
It’s a big no in Japan, so don’t forget to never do that.
6. Cash rules
Cash is king in Japan. Workers are usually paid in cash and most businesses and services.
7. Learn a few phrases and how to recognize key words.
Make sure you are familiar with how to say "thank you," "please," and "excuse me”. Do you have any other interesting facts about Japan? Sharing is caring, so please write them in the comment sections below!
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