If you ever visit Japan, you’ll notice that it has a relatively reserved and polite culture with its own set of manners and behavioral norms. It’s helpful to familiarize yourself with some of the cultural dos and don’ts to avoid unwittingly offending the local sensibilities. Don’t worry, the Japanese are extremely hospitable and pretty forgiving when it comes to foreigners’ social blunders (we all inevitably make them), but it’s always appreciated when one attempts to respect their ways. To help you brush up on some of the cultural etiquette and avoid some common traveler faux-pas, here’s a video outlining 12 things not to do in Japan.
Are you surprised by any of the Japan don’t dos?