Japan is a country known for its cleanliness, the punctuality and a lot of other good reasons. There are strong principles and rules to be followed when you are in the country. It is more of a strict nation that takes care of its citizens but also forces rules on them to live the particular way.
There is discipline, there is respect, there is care. It is safe, beautiful, clean, has great food and is rich in culture and heritage. Here are some particular peccadillos that you must keep in mind before you visit the country. Due to the increase in tourism in the country, it is trying its best to maintain its culture and heritage with strong rules and their execution.
Read on to know the weird facts and things that must be noted. Better be informed rather than sorry. So, here are some of the facts that will surely be handy for you.
They love to stay organised.
Being a very clean country, there are strict rules it abides by. Do not wear outside shoes to someone's house and do not wear house slippers into the washrooms. There will be separate slippers for both the purposes.
Pointing with one finger is considered darn rude. So, if you want to gesture towards something, use your complete palm and all fingers.
If things are not fine and you are freaking out in public, there are chances that you might be ignored or even dismissed. Refrain from yelling and screaming in public.
There are two ways of placing chopsticks. Point them east to west when you rest your chopsticks on your bowl and they are placed west to east during funeral rites.
They must always be worn left flap over the right one, because the other way, dead are dressed in Japan. So, guys, beware!
Moreover, there is no littering here and there, too. So, it is better to carry your own plastic sack for the trash.
Let me tell you, Japanese are offended by late comers and just don't like to deal with them. So, better be punctual.
If you have asked for it in a meal, then you have to finish it. Or either don't ask for it.
They are considered to be signs of Japanese mafias. Beware, folks.
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