Kyoto, Japan is a big tourist destination — over 51 million people a year visit. No wonder — they pride themselves on cleanliness, it’s the home of Japan’s version of haute-couture cuisine called Kaiseki, loads of historic shrines to visit AND they’ve received Travel+Leisure‘s “Best City In The World” award for the second time in a row. So it makes sense that the local tourism board got together with TripAdvisor Japan and put together an infographic to keep gaijin tourists from ruining the damn place!
Some suggestions are common sense (Don’t grab people! Don’t mess all over the toilet! Don’t be a dick!), but there’s a lot of culturally-specific stuff in there too.
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The more observant of you have noticed this is Part Two. What about part one? That’s all about cool Kyoto facts. So now that you know what not to do, here’s why you should visit Kyoto in the first place!
And remember, respect is a two-way street. If you’re respectful to Kyoto’s culture, you’ll have a much better time than someone who lumbers around offending everyone.
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