Japanese culture

Japanese culture:What do you do at a shrine?

Key Points
◎Wash your hands before praying.
◎You have to take off your cap and sunglasses.
◎The basic procedure when praying at a shrine is to bow twice, clap twice, and then bow again.

Japanese culture:Are there rules for taking pictures?

Key Points
◎You should ask for permission before taking photos.
◎Omikuji are fortunes written on paper strips at shrines and temples.

Japanese culture:Don’t litter.

Key Points
◎Omikuji are fortunes written on paper strips at shrines and temples.
◎Pick up any litter you find and dispose of it in the proper place.

Japanese culture:Do you have to remove your shoes inside the house?

Key Points
◎Take off your shoes when entering a house.
◎We arrange our own shoes neatly when entering a house.

Japanese culture:Where can you smoke?

Key Points
◎There are some separated smoking areas on the street.
◎You should smoke in the designated areas.

Japanese culture:Visit a Japanese sushi restaurant!

Key Points
◎Tsukidashi is similar to a table charge in other countries. It is a light dish that is served before the ordered meal. Agari is the green tea that is served at a sushi restaurant. It is mainly served after the meal.

Japanese culture:What can you do at a Japanese convenience store?

Key Points
◎ATMs at convenience stores offer useful services such as making withdrawals using foreign bank cards.
◎Convenience stores offer a wide range of useful services such as purchasing tickets and making withdrawals using foreign bank cards.

Japanese culture:What should you do at a public bath?

Key Points
◎Don’t bring your towel into the bath.
◎Wash yourself before getting into the bath.
◎Enter the bath naked.

Japanese culture:Try zazen meditation!

Key Points
◎Zen meditation is a kind of Buddhist training, in which you sit with correct posture and focus your mind. You can experience this at places such as Japanese temples.

Japanese culture:Can you use credit cards in Japan?

Key Points
◎There are some shops that don’t allow eating or◎Some Japanese shops do not accept credit cards, so you should carry some cash with you when you go out.

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