Japan’s special habits:Six things to know about traveling in Japan

1.No phone calls in the subway

There is a common understanding in Japanese trams that it is disrespectful to disturb others by making phone calls on public trams. Therefore, it is forbidden to make phone calls in trams and subways. It is also required that mobile phones must be set to silent mode, at most, to send and receive text messages. Especially, it is not allowed to send messages near priority seats.

2.Drink ice water all year round

For Japanese, only hot tea and iced water are the best choices for entertaining guests. It is considered impolite to give guests lukewarm water. In addition, Japanese people think ice water is better, so they even drink it in winter.

3.Make a noise when eating ramen

Many people think that the louder you eat ramen in Japan, the better it tastes. In fact, it is not. Japanese people who like to eat noodles and make sounds advocate that some food in Japanese cuisine emphasizes the sense of air, such as tea ceremony and ramen. Therefore, it is normal for food and air to make sounds together in the mouth during smoking, which also represents “enjoying food”.

4.Goodbye don’t say “さ よ う な ら” (sayounara)

The Japanese think long time not see face to use “さ よ う な ら” (sayounara), such as going abroad to study, travel and so on for a long time, or death will be used. Everyday want to use words you can use “じ ゃ” (jya) or ま た (mata).

5.The girl go to the toilet open Otohime

It is widely believed to be a sign of good manners for Japanese girls to open their Otohime whenever they go to the toilet. She was invented to stop girls from getting embarrassed when they had to go to the toilet.

6.It’s very impolite to eat while walking

Japanese people are naturally shy and don’t allow themselves to be seen by strangers while walking and eating. Therefore, they will finish eating ice cream and drinks in the shop. Next time when people go shopping in the shop or temple fair, they should pay attention not to eat while walking.


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