Many people’s bucket lists include a trip to Japan at least once in their lives. It’s easy to understand why: its distinct culture and customs are hard to find anywhere else. Nevertheless, before you spend your hard-earned cash on a plane ticket to visit this fascinating nation, there are some other, things to keep in mind to avoid embarrassing yourself. Tina, nicknamed hangrybynature, a traveler and TikTok creator, is here to assist you.
Tina gives some essential ideas about what not to do in Japan in her ‘Things not to do in Japan’ series, a must-see for any prospective tourist.
On public transportation, no talking on the phone is permitted. You’ll receive a lot of judgmental looks.
Don’t haggle about the price. It’s not the same as the rest of Asia. The majority of goods in Japan are genuine.
Don’t blow your nose in front of others. It’s impolite and just disgusting. Sniffle it back in or go to the restroom to get rid of the boogers.
Don’t try on garments without covering your face. Makeup will not discolor the cloth as a result of this.
Make sure you’re not on the incorrect side of the escalator. If you’re not in a rush, stay to the left.
Pulling the cab door open is not a good idea. Remember that Japan is in the year 3020? They open on their own.
Don’t get caught up in PDA. Just keep it in the hotel room, please.
Inside public transportation, don’t leave your bag unattended. No one wants to get hit in the face with a backpack.
Don’t leave your stuff on a railway seat that isn’t occupied. That ought to be a worldwide practice.
Expect not everyone to be fluent in English. Make an effort to learn some Japanese.