kyoto-etiquette

The Kyoto City Official Tourist Guide has produced an etiquette guide for foreign tourists featuring an array of unfriendly locals with tips on how not to annoy them.

Among the tips are to remove hats and sunglasses when visiting shrines and temples, politely asking maiko if you can take their picture, not canceling restaurant bookings at the last minute and queuing in an orderly manner.

Also you are advised not to smoke outdoors. We suspect that is why there is a constant smokey haze inside coffee shops like Dotour and Veloce.

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To see the full etiquette guide info graphic, click through to the site and click on the “AKIMAHEN” graphic.

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