Bowing, or ojigi, is a very visible part of Japanese culture totally foreign to Westerners. It might seem simple from the outside, but it is actually a very complicated practice with deep social implications.
Smart travelers always make budgets before going on trips. To do so, you need to know what the common expenses are in Japan and how much they’ll be. With this information, you can take a financially responsible trip within your means and with no surprises.
Sumo wrestling is Japan’s national sport for very good reasons – it’s exciting, complicated, unpredictable, and really fun to watch. Despite the number of Japanese fans and viewers dropping in recent years, sumo is still a fascinating piece of Japanese culture.
There are still a few important rules to observe while smoking in Japan to make sure you don’t fall foul of the country’s regulations. You can smoke in a large number of restaurants, bars, and clubs, but smoking on the street is generally frowned upon.
If you’re reading this, I can only assume that you’ve just ordered a ¥1000 Asahi at a Tokyo restaurant, and been served a tiny half-pint
Yes, you can use credit cards in Japan, but not as widely or as easily as you’re used to. Cash is the go-to there, so if you do want to use a card, you need to know where and how you can use it. You also need to know how to get cash and pay at places that don’t accept cards. Make a plan before you go.
The highly advanced country that is Japan has hundreds, if not thousands, of fast-paced and driven industries that keep the country going. In each industry,