Plan Your Trip to Japan Before Visiting

If Japan is the next holiday destination high up in your agenda, keep in mind a few things to avoid embarrassment on your part. Here are a handful of tips which can prove handy during your stay in the land of rising sun and make your trip pleasurable.

Behaviour of Japanese People

Respect the People

It is very important that you show respect to people in Japan. They generally greet and apologise to each other by bowing heads. This is an intrinsic value of theirs. Since the childhood, Japanese people are taught to respect their elders and guests. Talking to people politely and behaving in courteous manner is important to show respect to the people.

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Table Manners

Japanese people follow particular and meticulous table manners and etiquettes. It is important to know that do not pour the beverage in your glass and start gulping down straight away at the parties. They always raise a toast before sipping their drinks. So, after taking a seat, let the waiters or waitresses do their job. They will give you an osdhibori, a small wet towel, to wipe your hands. It is imperative that you are aware of all the table manners before dining with Japanese people.

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Tipping is a strict no in Japan

Tipping the attendants at bar, restaurant, hotel or taxi is considered bad manner in Japanese society. You should keep in mind that your ignorance can cause embarrassment to the person before you.

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Using Chopsticks

Whether you go to any restaurant or have been invited at someone’s home for dining, you will notice that food is served with chopsticks. However, if you do not know how to use chopsticks, you can ask for silverware at the restaurants.

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Entering a House

Taking off shoes and other footwear at the entrance of house is an age old custom in Japan. Almost every house keeps a vestibule, where footwear is kept, at the entrance. You may be given home slippers to wear inside the house but remember to take off the home slippers before entering the tatami room or dining area. There are still some old companies and offices where you have to take off shoes before entering.

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Order and Harmony

Japanese people are very much strict in maintaining the order and harmony of society. Individualism does not find a favour in the Japanese society. You will be impressed by seeing people refraining from the usages of cell phones at public places. They avoid eating while commuting and do not blow their nose before others. There are many other habits considered as ill manners by the Japanese people.

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So, before you catch a flight to Japan it is important to go through a few blog about Japan. Some of the blogs from Japan provide you complete information on the Japanese culture, their lifestyle, places to visit, Japanese foods, etc. By reading these blogs, you will be able to plan a pleasurable trip to Japan.

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Exclusive Lifestyle in Japan!

Japan is country where tradition and modernisation coexists. The country is rich in culture and tradition yet modernisation has made a foray into it. Japan has been invaded by the western culture in present times; everything from fashion sense to way of living has some or other western ingredients. But, the country has successfully earned a reputation as cool tourist destination on the global map.

It is said, if you want to experience the rich culture, visit Japan. That’s true in many ways. Japan has an affluent culture; the land of Samurai says the brave saga of its emperors and fighters.

Since the time Japan started following Buddhist culture, a new sense of calmness prevails in the country. Everywhere you go people will greet you with calm and composure. Japanese people are known to follow mannerism well and open their hearts out for their guests.

 

Festivals in Japan

When any traditional festivals arrive, Japanese people celebrate it whole heartedly and enjoy to the fullest. If the New Year is celebrated with much enthusiasm, different spring festivals, such as cherry blossom festival and plum festival are anticipated eagerly. Japanese people are always in search of reasons to celebrate the occasion heartily.

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While everything in Japan is good and welcoming, tourists oftentimes face banking related issues. Japanese banking system is not quite efficient and in phase of renovation. You might face certain difficulties in ATM and debit card transactions, but given proper information, you might pay heed towards it.

Japanese dishes and food habits

Japanese people are known for their good and healthy food habits. It will be evident to you at your visit to the place. Most foods are prepared with great perfection and give an unparalleled feel. Unlike many Asian countries, sanitation is not a worry in Japan. You will be offered food, even in not-so-expensive restaurants, in clean utensils.

There are umpteenth choices available to you in the food segment. If you have a certain like for sea foods, you will be offered wide varieties of sea foods. Fishes are most common to have in Japan.

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It’s the spring season and Japanese people prefer to have seasonal home grown fruits and vegetables at this time. You will be served many dishes prepared from the seasonal vegetables. These dishes are yummy to taste and have great nutritional values as well.

Fashion in Japan

Japan has many facets; cool fashion sense is one of the vital ingredients of Japanese lifestyle. On the global platform, Japanese people are regarded as fashionistas and the fad fraternity in country have the biggest hand to bring Japan on the global fashion platform.

Japanese fashion trend changes with each season. At the start of every season, you will have several options available on the high-end street shops. The fashion conscious Japanese girls and boys have a deep connection with street fashion.

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In a nutshell, Japan is a beautiful place to visit and the people and way of living make it all the more interesting and striking.