|Above, Tokyo Tower from Tokyo City View. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
When one is going to a foreign country, it is best to study their customary etiquette so that visitors can avoid making embarrassing goofs.
Thankfully, Time Out Tokyo has a comprehensive guide on Japan's dos and don'ts for tourists.
They begin it with:
Japan is a friendly and welcoming country, steep in history and tradition. While visitors are often amazed at how polite, courteous and gracious the society is, most first-timers may experience some sort of culture shock. Especially since there are many unspoken rules on what to do and how to behave in public, which are unique to this country.
From the culture of queueing up and train etiquette to handshakes and blowing your nose in public (yes, it's frowned upon), we have compiled this comprehensive guide to help you avoid any faux pas while travelling in the country. Here's to enjoying the best of Japan like a local.
To read more, go here.