What You Need to Know Before You Visit Japan

 What You Need to Know Before You Visit Japan

Japan is a country that is big on manners, especially when it comes to eating and dining. There a lot of

things for a foreigner to learn when eating in public and even at home. Learning these dining manners

help avoid any embarrassment.

 Restaurants provide Oshibori, a hot steamed hand towel, before a meal for customers to clean

their hands.

 Always say “itadakimasu” (Polite way of saying „I receive this‟) before eating your meal.

 It is extremely a bad manner to burp, blow the nose and loudly chew with the mouth open while

eating.

 Slurping is encouraged in Japan as it is understood such that one is  enjoying the meal.

 You should always pick up small dishes, like a bowl of rice, and bring them closer to you when you‟re eating something out of them.

 You should always eat everything on your plate (or at least try your best to).

What You Need to Know Before You Visit Japan