Correct manners are very important among the Japanese. Whether you are Dining Out, visiting Shrines or Temples, taking a bath in a Hot Spring (Onsen), visiting a friend’s house, it is always important to remember the basic Rules and Manners in Japanese etiquette.
Many people’s image of Japan is filled with neon lights in never-ending cities and temples carved out of wood older than ourselves. But what some may not know, is that Japan is actually covered in more forestry and mountains (70%!) than the inhabited areas. The lush green landscape outstretches concrete city mazes, but without a car, it’s sometimes hard to get out and experience this side of Japan.