Japan is a good place to travel because this is where you can eat real Japanese ramen, shop for hobby items, take a dip in public bathhouses and many other exciting activities.
In most places in Japan, it is customary to stand on the left side of the escalators to make way for people who are running late to use the right side. However in Osaka, this is practiced quite differently -- people stand on the right side of the escalator instead while people run on the left.
Leaving tips when you eat at Japanese restaurants is something they are not accustomed with. It is better to show them your gratitude through gesture instead.
In other countries, it is considered rude to loudly slurp your noodles when dining in restaurants or ramen houses. In Japan, however, people slurp their noodles because they believe it is the only way to savor the noodles entirely.
Despite the fact that English is the universal language, most of the people in Japan are unable to communicate using English. Only a minority are able to converse in English and most of them happen to be the young ones.
Almost all locations in Japan is highly populated, and this leads to a high tendency that people will have to wait in line for a few minutes. This is usually observed in restaurants, shopping malls and train stations. Some will even give up their post to find other options on where to eat, shop or get a ride.
Japanese people prefer nice and quiet, especially in public places. So it's best to keep the noise down or continue conversing elsewhere when you are in crowded places like trains.
Most of the locals do not take very well when seeing other people displaying their tattoos in crowded places like public bathhouses or hot springs. If you sport some permanent ink, try your best to hide them as much as you can.
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