Planning a trip to Japan? The country’s culture and traditions won’t be what you’re used to, but that’s part of what will make your experience such a memorable one. Of course, in a place where the dos and don’ts are a little different, the last thing you want to do is inadvertently offend someone!
Instead of getting stressed out about what is and isn’t socially acceptable, join a virtual chat with a local insider who can give you all the advice you need to be a respectable traveler in Japan. For instance, street food is everywhere – but did you know walking and eating is a no-no? You’ll also learn the ins and outs of handling chopsticks, important mealtime etiquette, and that giving up your subway seat to someone who needs it more is just an everyday part of being a Japanese citizen.
If it sounds like a lot to take in, don’t worry. When your virtual host explains why these unwritten rules are part of Japanese culture, everything will make perfect sense.