11 habits in Japan they take foreign tourists by surprise

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japan habitsJapan has a really special culture dominated by a very strict code label. There are some ways to eat noodles and gifts can not be accepted anyway. These rules must be respected, because, otherwise, the host will feel insulted.

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Business Insider analyzed 11 of these Japanese traditions, which can be intimidating for tourists.

Number 4 must be avoided at all costs

 In Japan, the number four is avoided because it means death. As the number 13 is a superstition to Westerners, Number 4 “brings bad luck” Japanese. The participants must avoid providing gifts in a set composed of 4 items, for example, in order not to provoke an unwanted reaction. The elevators sometimes omit the 4th floor where extreme floors 40-49. Number 49 is especially unfortunate, according to Japanese tradition, resonating with “pain until death”. Habit related to “tetrafobie” fear of the number 4 very common in Asian countries.

Those who blew her nose in public is not seen with good eyes

Those who blew her nose in public is considered disgusting. In Japan, the cool must seek a secluded place, where to blow their nose. The Japanese are even bothered by the idea of ​​using a handkerchief.

Tipping is why insult

Tipping is a serious insult to the Japanese. Usually receiving a tip waiters chasing customers to return their money. Instead tip, customers can leave a symbolic gift.

Those who eat on the street are considered rude

In the West, those who eat on the street are not judged so harshly as in Japan. Many Japanese do not support the idea that a person to eat in the open, on the street or in a wagon train. There are exceptions to the rule, such as eating ice cream, which was accepted.

In Japan, there are employees who they flock to travel in the metro

Oshiya wear uniforms, gloves and hats, acting to push the passenger in the subway. They are paid to ensure that everyone got into the train and no one is trapped between the doors.

In trains, sleeping with his head on Japanese fellow travelers

If he falls asleep with his head on a Japanese tourist, it must accept the situation. The Japanese long-distance commuters and fatigue knock him on his way home.

The toilet, it comes with slippers

Those who walk in a Japanese house should wear slippers. The same is true for museums, art galleries and toilets.

When you pass the threshold of a Japanese, do not forget to come with a gift!

It is an honor to be invited into the home of a Japanese Musa and must bring a gift. It will be wrapped as beautiful with many colorful ribbons. Also, guests should not refuse a gift from the host.

Those who pour themselves into the glass are considered uneducated

In Japan, those who pour their own drinks in glass are not seen with good eyes. If a visitor fills the cup other, the host will see that it has an empty glass and fill it in turn. Before a drink, guests must salute traditional “Kanpai” (“Cheers“!).

Those who sip noodles are appreciated because it shows that they enjoyed the meal

Those who sip noodles in bowl are appreciated by the Japanese, because it shows that they loved eating.

The rooms the size of a “coffin” are very popular in Japan

-Capsule hotels are cheap and the concept began to be adopted by other countries. A bed costs $ 65 per night, but the rooms are not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia.

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