2. Don’t Forget the Toilet Slippers
The fastidious Japanese have a dedicated set of slippers for toilet usage. These are often emblazoned with a word or picture to make it obvious. Simply switch out of your house slippers and into the toilet slippers, do your thing, then switch back before walking away. Sounds simple, right? I guarantee at some point during your trip you will forget to change back into the house slippers and will be caught traipsing through a home or restaurant in offending footwear. Don’t worry, most Japanese people are pretty good-natured about this cultural difference. It will be considered a source of amusement rather than a serious rudeness.