As a visitor to Japan, it is polite to try to take note of Japanese etiquette rules, although grace will always be extended to you! Japanese people typically greet each other by bowing, but as a person from another country, a limp handshake with little eye contact will suffice. In many traditional establishments and homes, it is courteous to remove your shoes and leave them in the entranceway before entering. You should also try to keep a soft tone when commuting on the quiet Japanese trains. The last piece of advice regards the eating utensils renowned in Japan – chopsticks. Try to avoid rubbing your chopsticks together and leaving them crossed on your bowel is ill-advised.