Traveling Etiquette in Japan English  简体中文  
Japanese-style etiquette,Japanese-style bath manner,How to Hold Hashi Chopsticks
 Traveling Etiquette in Japan: How to hold Chopsticks, Manners in Japanese-style Hot springs
  Tour Top | Hotel reservation | Tourist Information | Japan Traveling Etiquette   Email contact us 
Tour top > Japan Traveling Etiquette

  Ryokan etiquette
Japanese style inn :Ryokan

 At a japanese-style inn (Ryokan),a host will make tea or lay out the futon even if you do not ask for it.
 This type of service is to be considered as traditional japanese hospitality.
 Typically,a hotel accommodation fee consists of a room charge with possibly a complimentary breakfast.At most Ryokans, however, dinner and breakfast are included in accommodation fee.

 *It does not worry us After the reservation, so will guide you in detail. Then you can book while listen to you would like a variety. For example, vegetarian meals, for religious reasons, and do not eat raw fish.
Please contact us anything.

  The thing that must not be done
Do Not Walk in The Shoes a Japanese-style Room Do Not Talk Lodly
    Keep the volume down at night in consideration of the guests. Your voice can be heard outside and in neighboring rooms.
 *Slipper at a Ryokan
 Take off your shoes when you arrive at a room, and put on the slippers provided. They are to be worn inside the Ryokan but not in your room. Take off the slippers when you enter your tatami (straw mats) room. Inside the room, walk with your socks or barefoot.
 *Do not bring back the Yukata
  Only amenities can be taken home. Japanese robes (Yukata) should be kept in the room.

 Ryokan etiquette (Japanese-style)
 Check-in Show Your Appreciation  Checking Out 
  When making a reservation for the Ryokan, tell the time you arrive. Call the Ryokan if you are to arrive past 5:00 pm. It is important for the Ryokan to know the time of your arrival in order to serve you a fresh, warm meal.  If you like the room, hot springs or food, tell the maid in charge. She will be happy to hear your comment. Small talk like this could make your stay extra special.

*Useful Phrases
「Totemo oishii」(This is delicious!)
「Ii onsen deshita」(The hot spring was very nice)
 Breakfast is generally served between 7 am and 9 am, and checkout time is around 10 am. The waitress may come to your room to put away Futon in the closet while you're having breakfast.

*Show your appreciation by saying,"Doumo arigato"(Thank you!),or "osewa ni narimashita"(Thank you for your kindness). Offering your sincere gratitude at the end of your stay is a great way to end a trip.
 ※Manners meal of Japanese style, please refer to the "Table manners" .

 Signpost of Japanese Kanji and Kana
  In public places and lobby   In the room and a public bath
 In Japanese In English  In Japanese In English
 フロント  Front desk 男湯(otokoyu) or 殿(tono)  Men's bath 
 トイレ  Toilet 女湯(onnayu) or 姫(hime)   Women's bath
 宴会場(Enkaijo)  Banquet hall 露天風呂(Rotenburo)  Open-air bath
大浴場(Daiyokujo) Large common bathroom タオル(Taoru)、バスタオル  Towel, Bath towel 
 非常口(Hijyo-guchi) Emergency exit  シャワー Shower 
 非常階段(Hijo-kaidan)  Emergency staircase 石鹸(settken) Soap 
 消火器(Shokaki)  Fire extinguisher シャンプー、リンス Shampoo, Rince 
禁煙(Kinen)  No smoking 茶(cha)、お湯(oyu)、水(mizu) tea, Hot water,water

  Manners in Japanese-style Hot springs

 In the hot spring baths in Japan, it must be followed on how Japanese-style bath manner. Japanese, and bathing to share a large common bath. If there is no compassion for people who are bathing all, you will not be able to share a time of healing. Let's defend manners for all people to enjoy the hot spring bathing.

Please experience by all means as memories of when you come to travel in Japan.

 The thing that must not be done
 Before bathing   Do not bring a camera and liquor.
 The public bath Japanese style, and bathing to take off all your clothes. And it is very dangerous because itwalk on the wet stone with hot water. You are not allowed to be doing absolutely because it causesheart disease and stroke when bathing while drunk!
 Taking a bath  Do not touch your hair and towel in the tub.
 Do not soak your towel in the bathtub. It is to be used only to wash yourself. Tie your hair so it doesn't touch the water.
 After the bath  Do not go to the dressing room while wet.
 Dly yourself lightly with the washing towel before going back to the dressing room.

  How to Japanese-style hot spring bathing
  Preparation in the room

 What to bring
 ・Bath towel and towel
 (It is in the closet of the room.)
  What you dont have
and money
 (To the safe in the room, or the front desk safely box)

 In the dressing room

 1.Dressing room to take off your slippers.
 2. Decide the box of their own, take off all your clothes.
 3. To the bath with a towel only. (Do not have the bath towel.) 
  In the public bath

 First, wash the body in the washing place.
*Please do not enter the bathtub with out washing the body
*Make sure not to splash others when you are washing yourself.
*Rinse the stool and (wooden) bucket after you are done using them.
 Enjoy the hot spring bathing

 * Make sure that the foam of soap does not stick!
 Soak in the bathtub slowly.
 To move the body it does not matter, not allowed to put up a wave, and to wash the body.
 Please spend time healing while enjoying the scenery. 
 After the bath
 You wipe the water droplets of the body with a towel on hand before entering the dressing room.
Bath towel can be used only dressing room. Towels can be one piece of one person during their stay.
Bring back to the room with a towel. Before leaving the dressing room, you can check whether there is anything left behind.

  Traditional Japanese Multi-Course Meal (Kaiseki-Ryori)
 Dinner of Japanese style Ryokan is a Kaiseki-Ryori mainly. kaiseki-ryori originally consisted of one soup and three side dishes (sashimi, simmered food and grilled food). However, it now includes deep-fried food and steamed food in addition to the three dishes. Kaiseki-ryori is served as a course menu and the individual dishes are rarely ordered independently.

 1. Appetizer (Sakizuke)  All refer to the samething : a small appetizer to enjoy your drink.
 2. Sliced Raw Fish (Sashimi)  Also called otsukuri.
 3. Buckwheat (Soba)  Buckwheat is served before plates of food to cleanse your palate.
 4. Grilled Food (Yakimono)  Yakimono is grilled seasonal fish or shrimp.
 5. Simmerd Food (Nimono)  Simmered vegetable and fish are served in a lidded bowl.
 6. Deep-fried Food (Agemono)  Seasonal vegetables and fish are deep-fried as tempura or Karaage.
 7. Steamed Food (Mushimono)  Steamed food like chawan-mushi (steamed savory egg custard) is served.
 8. Seasonal Vegetables in Vineger
 "Su" is a traditional seasoning of vineger. Vinegered cucumber and seaweed is a popular dish in Japan.
 9. Rice, Miso Soup and Pickled Vegetables
  (Gohan, Tome-wan, Kono-mono)
 Seaved on an Zen (legged tray). Tome-wan (Miso soup) is the last dish of the course and is followed by dessert.
 10. Seasonal Fruit (Kudamono)  Also called mizugashi. Originally an assortment of fruit, but could also be an original dessert like fruit sorbet.
 * All dishes are coming out is the 1 hour and 30 minutes approximately.

  Table Manners (Japanese-style) How to Hold Hashi Chopsticks
 How to Hold Hashi Chopsticks and
 Manners of multi-course meals (Kaiseki-ryori) of Japanese-style.
 Make a meal by sitting straight in the halls of the tatami in general. But Iserved in a Western-style restaurant meal place off oreigners at the innmany. When you experience the style ofJapanese style, sitting straight is a hardship. Please sitting in a relaxed position. More recently, prepared the chair seat on top of the tatami if you wish.

 Using Chopsticks : How to Hold Hashi Chopsticks (The Click to enlarge the image.)
 1.Upper Stick  2.Lower Stick  3.Completion : Way of eating
 Hold the upper stick with your thumb, index and middle fingers as if holding a pen.  Support the lower stick with the base of the thumb and the ring finger. The tips of both sticks should line up.  Pick up food by moving the tip of the upper stick toward the lower one.

 How to eat dish (Japanese-style)
 Sliced Raw Fish (Sashimi)  First:Put a little wasabi on the sashimi.
 Next:In small dish that put the soy sauce, and eat it with a little soy sauce.
 How to eat food bowl  Hold the bowl. (The opposite of the dominant hand)
 How to eat food dish  Eat by moving to the front the dishes.
 Can you Rice is another helping
(in Japanese:Okawari)
 The Ryokan Japanese-style, you can add the rice. If you can you get when you want to add rice, you would communicate with "okawari kudasai" to waitress. Please eat a lot of rice in Japan the most delicious in the world.

日本語 English 简体中文

Copyright(c) E.I.T Co.Ltd. All Right Reserved.