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    Cultural Tips for Japan - Travel

    Cars drive on the left in Japan, so when crossing the street always look to your right.

    To flag down a Taxi, simply stick out your hand. They should come to you even if they are on the other side of the road (although not always) The rear doors of the Taxi open and close automatically at the drivers control, so don't try to open them yourself. It may be considered disrespectful to the driver if you do try to.

    Train stations in the major cities are likely to have ticket machines, and some if not most of them have English instructions. So it is sometimes easier to purchase your ticket at the machines. However if you want to reserve a seat or buy a ticket for another day you will need to use the window or ticket office. Have your destination and date you intend to travel written down to avoid any confusion.
    Japanese trains are usually classified as (slowest to fastest) local (futsu), rapid (kaisoku), express (kyuko) limited express (tokkyu) or super express (shinkansen).
    To know when your stop is coming up,listen out for the announcement "mamonaku [destination] desu". Mamonaku means soon or shortly.

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    Re: Cultural Tips for Japan - Travel

    Good tips I wished I had known that cab doors close automatically : ] Pretty embarassing. The good thing about the bigger cities in Japan is that signs are usually also written in "Roma-Ji" so in our characters and usually there are translations in English everywhere

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    Re: Cultural Tips for Japan - Travel

    1.Do not tip at restaurant or other places
    2.Do not talk on cell phone on train or bus
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    Re: Cultural Tips for Japan - Travel

    I want to share the some cultural tips for japan.
    1-The Japanese covered the mouth and nose with the surgical mask. The reason is not that they protect themselves from the city air but the reason is they protected from the pollen.
    2-If you are visiting someone home or a restaurants then you will noticed they are sitting on the floor best way to sit in the floor is your knees tucked under your thighs.
    Last edited by Dairra77; 06-13-2014 at 12:46 PM.

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    Re: Cultural Tips for Japan - Travel

    Informative discussion is going on; well here I’m going to share some tips that need to follow if anyone wants to travel in Japan.
    1-Everyone takes their shoes off
    2-Sneezing in public or blowing your nose with a handkerchief...
    3-Nobody pours their own drink, (its the done thing to fill up your friends' glasses if they even come close to emptying.)
    4-Passing food from your chopsticks to a friend's chopsticks is a no-no!
    This is similar to a funeral rite in Japan, and hence not really the done thing in public.
    5-Only babies have soy sauce poured on their bowl of rice
    But if you really can’t get used to just eating a bland bowl of rice by itself, who cares?!
    6-Pay at the till, not the table (In about 90% of all restaurants - no idea why)
    Cultural guide to Japan travel

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    Re: Cultural Tips for Japan - Travel

    Jordun!Nice sharing about the Japan cultural tips. After completing my UK vacations with my uncle.Now, I am planing to visit in japan in my upcoming visit.Its my first tour to japan so, I have no more idea about the most famous and the tourist's visited attractions there.Would you like to suggest something about my visit and do suggest an accommodation also. I am waiting for your reply.

 

 

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