A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

Etiquette in Japan

In Japanese culture, caring for others is considered a virtue. Local customs may appear to be difficult, but if you give them a little attention, they are not too hard to follow. Please have a look at the following list of Japanese customs by occasion. We hope you enjoy while minding some our customs in Japan.

Greetings
Greetings
English How to read Japanese
Good morning o ha yo おはよう
Hello ko n ni chi wa こんにちは
Good evening ko n ba n wa こんばんは
Thank you a ri ga to u ありがとう
Excuse me su i ma se n すいません
Yes ha i はい
No i i e いいえ
How much is it i ku ra de su ka いくらですか
This please ko re ku da sa i これください
Traveling
Traveling
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In Japanese culture, it is important to respect others. Please do not place your belongings on the seats in consideration of other passengers.
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Please make sure that your cell phone or smartphone is on silent mode when using public transportation, such as trains and buses.
Do not talk on the phone on a train or bus.
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In Japan, while pedestrians keep to the right, cars and bicycles keep to the left.
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Smoking on streets is banned in some areas. Please smoke at designated smoking areas.
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
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Please consider others in public facilities and speak at a volume that is not disruptive.
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Taking photos and recording are banned in some facilities. Please check in advance what actions are prohibited or not.
Shopping
Shopping
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Please ask store clerks before touching or trying on items.
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Credit cards are not accepted in some stores. We recommend having cash (yen) as well.
Dining out
Dining out
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When you are going to be late for a reservation, please give the restaurant a call.
If you must cancel a reservation, please let them know as soon as possible.
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When you order at a restaurant, please order food for the number of people in your group.
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At a buffet, you should not serve more than you can eat.
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Please leave waste, such as fruit peel and fish bones, on the plate instead of throwing them on the floor.
Staying
Staying
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Please do not make excessive noise in a lobby because it may disturb others. Everyone has to be considerate of others so that the space is comfortable for everyone.
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Some of toiletries and other amenities are not allowed to be taken home . Please check in advance regarding what is prohibited.
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You have to follow rules when you use a bathhouse in Japan. For example, you have to wash your body before soaking in a bath.
Bringing towels into bath tubs are also prohibited.