DONT: IGNORE THE TABOO IF YOURE WESTERNERS Your age, gender and country of origin dont matter, because if you are travelling in Japan, you have to respect the cultural aversion to PDA. Holding hands is okay. In smaller towns, you might get a dirty look if youre walking with an arm around your partner.
What things are considered rude in Japan?
5 things that are considered incredibly rude in JapanMistreating business cards. Dipping the rice part of nigiri sushi into soy sauce. Sticking your chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. Wrapping your kimono the wrong way. Letting your bare feet touch the ground outside before entering a home.Aug 9, 2015
Why is pointing rude in Japan?
Pointing the finger is considered rude in Japanese culture because the person pointing is associated with explicitly calling out the other individual for their wrong behavior or actions. Repeatedly pointing while speaking to another person is considered a sign of extreme frustration or an expression of dissatisfaction.
What should you not wear in Tokyo?
If you are traveling to Japan on business then a formal, conservative trouser or knee-length skirt-suit worn with tights in dark colors works well, but do avoid an all-black look – this is associated with funerals. Also, avoid revealing or sleeveless blouses. Japanese women generally do not wear nail varnish.