We have the four seasons very marked. Spring(March-April) and Autumn(Sep-Oct) are the best time of the year to be here.The rayny season will be in June, with the summer time.
Avoid pointing at people with your finger as it may cause offence.
5% consumption tax is required for purchasing foods/products and receiving service in Japan.
Elderly people are revered in Japanese society. Be sure to show them respect.
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Local summer festival
The Bon festival is performed in each year in August. It is a traditional, 500-year-old dance. Everyone from children to elders wears kimonos and anyone can participate.
New Year's visit to a shrine
Japanese people go to shrine on January 1st to pray for peace in the new year. Anyone can come and pray.
Sumo wrestling is Japan's national sport. It is therefore a sport tied up with honour, ceremony and tradition, and should be experienced.
Go to a temple to meditate and reflect on life and the world.
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If you don't speak Japanese, you should ask for help with domestic travel from the concierge desk as the language barrier may prove problematic.
There are not many places where you can exchange money so it is advisable to get some Japanese yen in the airport.
Japanese people in general are courteous and reserved and therefore may appear shy to Westerners.
Most Japanese people does not speak English. You should bring a Japanese phrasebook with you.