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A look at Japanese the lifestyle and customs

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Learning about the customs of the area you visit is the best way to guarantee a great trip. Instead of just looking at the surroundings and taking photos, try taking a bit of time to learn about the customs of the place. You might just experience something special not listed in any guidebooks.
 

A look at Japanese the lifestyle and customs

  • Greetings, etiquette, etc.

    Gestures and body movements come so naturally to us, we tend to use them without thinking. But in different countries, the meanings and nuances of gestures can change, and these differences can even lead to embarrassing misunderstandings. Let's take a look at gestures used frequently in Japan.


  • Meals

    Customs surrounding eating differ extremely in different countries. And of course there are different ways of eating foods from other cultures to make sure you get the tastiest experience possible. Let's take a look at the general meal style in Japan and some of the most common ways of eating Japanese food.


  • Lodging accommodations

    In Japan, there are many customs at lodging facilities that can be fairly surprising if you do not know about them in advance, from the way of getting into the bath to the way bedding is used. Let's take a look at some of these customs so you will not run into any problems.


  • Shrines and temples

    Japanese Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are one type of sightseeing spot that attract a great deal of tourists from abroad. Shrines in the mountains with breathtaking scenery for each season and temples with a beautiful melding of architectural structures and gardens in the traditional format are all bursting with amazing things to see. And these are also places that have been treasured by the Japanese people since days of old. It is worth it to take a moment to learn the correct way to pray and enjoy a casual trip to some of these wonderful places.