Any traveler will know that when you visit another country, you are suddenly subjected to a whole new array of cultural rules and practices that you probably have never experienced before. And many of these practices will probably leave you scratching your head. Some cultures find it offensive if you tip while others if you laugh with your mouth open. It’s kind of like that game- the floor is lava– you don’t really stand a chance.
Japan is known for its rich culture and ancient history, though many of its practices may seem unusual to foreigners. Not only do the Japanese hold high regard for privacy and respect – but also these two elements have profoundly shaped most of the country’s way of life, rendering everyday life unique and very tricky for some foreigners to grasp. Let’s dive into what makes Japanese culture so unique- from bar hopping with your boss to avoiding the number 4. These items might both surprise and delight you