Visiting Japan at least once in their lifetimes is on the bucket list of many people. And it’s not hard to see why – the country’s unique culture and traditions can hardly be compared to anything else. However, before you spend your hard-earned cash on a plane ticket to visit this unique country, there are a few things you should know so you don’t accidentally end up making a fool of yourself. Thankfully, traveler and TikTok creator Tina, aka hangrybynature, is here to help you.
In her ‘Things not to do in Japan’ series, Tina shares some useful tips that you should bear in mind before you visit, and it’s a must-see for every future traveler. Check out some of these quick and informative tips in the gallery below!
Don’t put your bag on a free train seat. That should be a universal thing.
Don’t pull open the taxi door. Japan’s living in 3020, remember? They open automatically.
Don’t stand on the wrong side of the escalator. Keep left if you’re not in a hurry.
Don’t try on clothes without a face cover. This prevents makeup from staining the material.
No talking on the phone on public transport. You will get judgy stares.
Don’t bargain the price. It’s not like the other Asian countries. In Japan most things are legit.
Don’t leave your backpack on inside public transport. No one wants a backpack in the face.
Don’t blow your nose in public. It’s bad manners and just kinda gross. Sniffle it back in or go to the bathroom to let those boogers out.
Don’t get into PDA. Just save it for the hotel room, okay?
Don’t expect everyone to know English. Try to learn some Japanese.