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Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Culture before Visiting Japan

by Brian Klais

The main problem which is faced by many tourists traveling to a new country is the fact that people are often ending up confused because of the huge culture shock which is experienced in a relatively short time. Because of this, in this text you will be able to learn more about the Japanese culture, and it will help you have an amazing trip without the need of having awkward social situations. Keep in mind that each culture has its own values and traditions, and because of that, not every signal and behavior will be counted as appropriate one. With this you can enjoy your stay on a better way, and due to the fact that the whole text will be simplified in order to respond towards your needs as a foreign traveler, you won’t be in need of spending extra time for making a research that will fill your mind with extra information. So buckle up, arrange your trip, and continue reading the paragraphs bellow for gaining more knowledge on the Japanese culture.

The Japanese Culture

This country will amaze you by their beautiful and multifaceted culture. Their society is filled with a lot of elements that are having an origin from the ancient times, being spread wide for thousands of years. It means that the tradition has a lot of meaning for the Japanese culture, and nevertheless, it plays a huge role in their society. But besides this, the Japanese society is in a constant progress, and it has a rapid flux, meaning that there are a lot of other elements which are playing an important role into the development overall. Since it is a modern country with a lot of technological progress and their own fashion trends, making a shift into a country such as this might cause you a small shock, especially if you are living in a place which has a different habits and rules. But it is for certain that you can’t simply resist everything which is going on there, and in most of the cases, you will be in need of more days in order to explore the place as a whole, and to be able to experience the Japanese culture in its real sense. Moreover, all the people that went on trips to Japan from USA have stated that being familiar with all the things in front has helped in maximizing the pleasure and explore the region on a better way.

The Japanese people

The demographical density of this country isn’t very high and if you’ve been following the historical growth of the country you would be able to draw a conclusion such as this. After the war, the Japanese people have developed a whole new country fulfilled with a lot of solidarity and because of that they had a large economic growth. Nowadays people are following the way of identifying themselves by their nationality, and as a matter of fact, the relationships among the people are playing a huge role into their culture.

The food

Traveling to Japan in order to taste their traditional dishes can be quite an experience by itself only. It is wildly known that Japan is famous because of their gorgeous cuisine, and as a matter of fact, their traditional dishes are being mastered by many chefs world-wide, but none of them can taste like the real dishes, made with the right ingredients. Of course, sushi is one of their famous traditional dishes and it is being served with rice. But also, the rice itself is a meal that is eaten for 2000 years among the Japanese people. They are harvesting it on their own in most of the places where the environmental factors are allowing it to, and in those areas, all the generations are involved into the process of cultivating it. But besides this, there are a lot of other traditional Japanese dishes which aren’t sushi. Their kitchen is filled with a lot of other types of fish, and also, rice again, but this time served with some other seasonal vegetables over the top. If you are willing to try other types of food which aren’t similar to the ones available in your origin country, Japan won’t disappoint you.


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