Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Here are 10 things not to do in Japan. Let's get started. One. Do not wear your outside shoes inside the house. Typically, if you go to a house in Japan, you take off your outside shoes and there are inside slippers for you to wear. Two. Do not bathe dirty. Typically in Japan, the set up is there is a shower and a tub right next to each other, and you're suppose to clean yourself off in the shower and then go into the tub. That goes for onsen, or hot springs, as well. Be sure to wash your body off and then go into the hot spring, or onsen. This is because the tub is used for soothing and soaking. Three. Do not eat or drink while walking on the streets. Yes, there are street food areas where that is okay and you can buy it and eat and walk. But, typically in the city streets, it is very strange to be eating and drinking. This includes inside the train as well. Four. Don't pour soy sauce on your rice. I have a lot of friends here in Hawaii that do that, but in Japan, that's a little strange. Five. Do not pour your own drink. In Japan, when you're out with your friends or your boss or with people, typically, it is very polite to pour drinks for other people, but not yourself. Number six. Do not spread your germs. If you are sick and coughing or you have a runny nose, make sure you wear a mask. Number 7. Do not blab away on your cell phone. This includes places like the super market, the department store, pretty much anywhere. If you see a Japanese person talking on the phone, they're usually like this, because they're not suppose to be blabbing away on the phone. And if you're in a restaurant and you need to talk on the phone, it is best to leave the restaurant to talk to the person. Number 8. Do not tip. Japan is not a tipping country, which is great, so remember: No tipping! Number 9. Do not hug as a greeting for either saying hello or even goodbye. Japanese people greet with a "hi", "hello", a little bow, "nice to see you". Not a hug. Unless they are a little bit more Westernized or they understand your culture, then, yeah, maybe you can hug them, but typically, Japanese people don't hug to say hi or goodbye. Last but not least, number 10. Do not litter. Yes, it is very difficult to find a trash can, but that does not mean you can litter. Trash cans can be easily found in the train station or at the convenience store. Other than that, they're pretty much nonexistent. So be prepared to carry your trash back to your house to dispose there. And those are 10 things that you should not do in Japan. Did you learn something new? Write it in the comments below. Did I miss something? Write it in the comments below. And that's it for today. See you! Number 8. Do not tip. Japan is not a blahblahblahblahblahblahblah!