|Above, Harajuku Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
I had to chuckle a bit when I read the title of Condé Nast Traveler's article, "How Not To Look Like A Tourist In Tokyo."
Since the population in Tokyo is Japanese, unless a tourist is from an Asian or Pacific Islander country, tourists will stick out as they are probably caucasian, black, Middle Eastern or from any other ethnic group. It is unavoidable.
But, be that as it may. The gist of the article is to be a tourist who respects Japanese customs and etiquette and acts accordingly. The article does contain useful tips on how not to stick out in Tokyo.
The article begins with:
If you don't want to stick out in Tokyo, here's what you need to know: how to greet people, how to dress, and what you definitely shouldn't say to locals in Japan's capital.
To read more, go here.