If you’re traveling to Japan for the first time, there are bound to be a few small hurdles or oversights along the way. Language barriers, transport mysteries, different cultural expectations and unfounded assumptions are key players in the “mistakes tourists make” game.
Don’t stress—most mistakes aren’t going to derail your trip. You could consider them speed-bumps rather than roadblocks, but you’d rather have smooth sailing than a bumpy ride, which is why we’ve combined a list of easy-to-make mistakes and the best ways to avoid them.
1. Missing out on sumo tickets
While the assumption may be that sumo tournaments run all-year long, like most sports, they’re a seasonal event
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