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Japanese shopping secrets you should know


When travelling in Japan, it’s important to remember the country’s many shopping customs. If you don’t want to get caught in an uncomfortable situation at the sales counter, read our seven shopping secrets and stay clued up

Katie Ramsingh
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Katie Ramsingh,

Japan is a place of many customs and traditions, and this extends to the shopping experience too. As in all Japanese situations, politeness is key so, if you’re unsure, err on the side of caution. However, it’s always best to be prepared and if you want to be a savvy global shopper read our seven top Japanese shopping secrets. Here, you’ll discover what time of year is best for snapping up a sales bargain, when you should tip and how to choose your clothing size.

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