Hi everyone, konnichiwa!This is Moon from Japan Life entertainment, providing awesome information to entertainJapan travelers! Today, we are going to introduce about “10things you should know” Japan doesn't only have the highest technologyin the world, but also creates own and unique culture.
You may get shocked about these unique phenomenons.
In this video, we would like to close thegaps for you to adjust well while you're in Japan.
Watch until the end, do not skip it! Alright, let's go! MOOOOOOON FIGHT! NO.
1 Rush HourTrain rush hours in Tokyo is at peak; especially, 6-8 in the morning, and 18-20 at night inweekdays due to the work.
Inside the train, people are squeezed ontothe cargo that it shouldn't be.
Your body cannot even move a n inch and youwill be pushed around by the wave of people.
Funny part is, station employees push theriders so hard.
This could be the most bizarre moment youwould experience.
I am sick of it, but it could be a nice experiencesharing your memory in Japan! NO2.
Long Line at restaurantsSeeing such many people can be seen particularly at famous restaurants.
You cannot go there without avoiding the line.
For instance, there will be a line in frontof very popular ramen restaurants before the restaurant opens.
Ramen restaurants don't usually appoint reservation.
You will wait on the line about an hour.
And you need to make a reservation 6 months before for some expensive restaurants.
So you need to brace yourself on the line or make a reservation in advance for thosetypes of restaurants.
3 AppetizerJapan has bar restaurants called, Izakaya to enjoy alcohol and foods at dinner time.
The most of the restaurants implement the appetizer system in which small portion offoods are being served right way after you are seated.
I want you to know that appetizer will be charged.
You may consider they are cheating on you? – However, it is the sincerity exposed byJapanese culture.
This appetizer is supposed to make the customersnot to wait while waiting for the foods.
So please don't be frightened, this systemincludes a part of your check.
If you feel uncomfortable about this system, ask the waiters you don't need one.
Otherwise they may not serve the appetizers.
By the way, a washcloath and water are free.
You can drink the water as much as you want.
The nice thing about wash-cloath is, the waitersbring warm or cold depending on winter or summer.
This is another nice thing about Japanese hospitality.
4 Call The WaitersThe waiters in Japan normally don't ask the orders by their will.
It is coming from their polite way to not to disturb conversations.
If you need help, say “Sumimasen”, meaning “Excuse me” in Japanese with raising yourhands.
They are happy to help your needs!If the restaurants have tablets, just order with the devices.
5 Inflexible to Foreign SpeakersExcept for some famous restaurants, not many Japanese restaurants are not flexible to speakyour language.
Therefore, you may have some difficultiesto order.
However, some restaurants with only Japanesespeakers have higher chances serving good foods because the local customers love it.
So you should try these kinds of restaurants too.
Nowadays, Google translate or similar devices are very useful and the waiters are politeand supportive for your help.
6 Cash OnlyEven though Japan proceeds a way ahead in technologies, unfortunately many restaurantsgive you mere chances to transact the payment with credit cards or e-money.
So, carrying some cash can be safe.
7 Smoking EstablishmentMany restaurants serving alcohols are welcome for the smokers in Japan.
Compared to other countries, Japanese government hasn't officially constituted smoking freepolicy.
So we suggest to ask, or check whether therestaurants establish smoking free environment or distinguished area.
However, smoking on the street is strictly prohibited.
If you get caught in Tokyo, the ticket is 2, 000 yen, you could eat 5 gyudons for thatmoney.
Some smokers are lack of disciplines to breakthe rule.
If you smoke on the street, please use designatedsmoking area like this photo! NO.
8 RestroomIn your country, you may be obligated to pay for public restrooms, but it’s free in Japan.
Actually, public restrooms are clean and tidy.
I often use it too! Japanese restrooms alsohave multiple abilities like splash your butt, drying, and warming the seats up to make yourelax.
Oh yeah, you should remember the Chinese charactersfor male and female.
You don't wanna go to the wrong one, and getembarrassed, do you? On the left side, these are Chinese characterfor male and female are on the right side.
Once again, remember that these are for male, and these are for female.
9 Trash CansJapan severely shares only few trash cans in public.
It could be the most difficult to find them.
Even though you google where the trash cansare, it won’t pop up.
We have heard, this is because the terrorismin 1995 by the cult group, since then, Japanese government aggressively removed trash cans.
It seems a bit inconvenient but please be responsible and bring back your trash andthrow away at your hotel or near stations.
10 People with MasksYou may be shocked by seeing Japanese people wearing masks, like everyone.
Don’t you think it is weird? But, it is a normal thing in Japan.
The reasons are they are very scared of catching the virus from the others.
Also small coughing without mask is very unethical in Japanese society.
That’s why they wear the masks.
In different direction, some youngsters wearblack masks just for the fashion, and it is a weird and mysterious for me.
Furthermore, girls wear the masks in order to hide their non-make up face.
Anyway, there are many ways using the masks! How was it, everyone?It could help your travel and give you confident when you spend the time in Japan.
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