WOW! JAPAN

Tips & Manners

If you know about Japanese manners, customs, and taboos, you'll be able to enjoy Japan even more! Here is some general but useful information to know, like phone and Internet connections, Wi-Fi, currency exchange, and duty-free tax exemptions as well as tips to save money like discount passes, to make your trip better.

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Tips & Manners×Tokyo

  1. How a samurai’s quest for revenge created one of Tokyo’s best cafes, and it’s still open

    How a samurai’s quest for revenge created one of Tokyo’s best cafes, and it’s still open

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    2021.05.07

  2. Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire, make trains needlessly dangerous

    Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire, make trains needlessly dangerous

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    2021.05.06

  3. En garde! Fencer Taxi begins in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa

    En garde! Fencer Taxi begins in Tokyo, Saitama, and Kanagawa

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    2021.05.03

Tips & Manners×Kyoto

  1. Kyoto families angered by new policy forcing high school students to buy tablets at own expense

    Kyoto families angered by new policy forcing high school students to buy tablets at own expense

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    2021.05.05

  2. New crowdfunding project from Japan mixes COVID-19 comedy with a touch of Kyoto craftsmanship

    New crowdfunding project from Japan mixes COVID-19 comedy with a touch of Kyoto craftsmanship

    2021.04.12

  3. Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space!

    Japanese monks want to create new temple…in space!

    2021.02.04

Tips & Manners×Osaka

  1. Osaka man finds stranger eating in his kitchen at night, stranger dies shortly after

    Osaka man finds stranger eating in his kitchen at night, stranger dies shortly after

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    2021.05.07

  2. 7-Eleven in parking lot of other 7-Eleven opens for business in Japan

    7-Eleven in parking lot of other 7-Eleven opens for business in Japan

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    2021.05.04

  3. Super Nintendo World: The rides and activities 【Photos】

    Super Nintendo World: The rides and activities 【Photos】

    2021.03.18

Tips & Manners×Hokkaido

  1. 10 yakuza members arrested for stealing sea cucumbers from ocean

    10 yakuza members arrested for stealing sea cucumbers from ocean

    2021.03.02

  2. Sapporo Snow Festival now officially open online!

    Sapporo Snow Festival now officially open online!

    2021.02.05

  3. What Kind of Place is Hokkaido?

    Good to Know Before You Visit! Basic Knowledge on Hokkaido

    2017.09.14

Tips & Manners×Okinawa

  1. Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Japan

    Teacher disciplined for drinking alcohol during class in Japan

    2021.04.19

  2. We experience what a real Okinawan beach party is like with the help of a local

    We experience what a real Okinawan beach party is like with the help of a local

    2021.01.20

  3. If You’re Going to Okinawa, Touring the Remote Islands is Recommended

    【2018 Edition】Must-See for Beginners! Things to Know Before Exploring Okinawa’s Remote Islands

    2017.12.14