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Wondering how to respectfully pay for things in Japan? Here are some tips for people traveling to Japan when it comes to showing respect when it is time to pay for your items or meal.

Tips for Respectfully Paying for Things in Japan




It’s important to remember that tipping is not necessary. In fact, it’s considered rude to do so.


As a first-time traveler to Japan, you should look for a small tray near the register where you can place your credit card or cash.


If you are traveling to Japan for the first time, it’s important to note that cash is the preferred form of payment.


While most businesses in Tokyo do accept credit cards, small businesses in smaller towns often only accept cash.

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