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Published on 04.27.2016
There are a few rules to keep in mind when walking around Japan. This one way mentioned in this video will keep you from getting in a fight! As a general rule, you are supposed to stay on the left side and walk on the right in almost all cases including in streets and sidewalks.
The same rule applies in Japanese escalators as well. Keep in mind, this general rule is very important owing to the fact that even a single person walking or staying on the opposite side can disrupt the crowd.
However, this does not apply in some regions of Japan. Especially in Osaka and Kansai. In those regions, you should stay on the right side and walk on the left. Such rule was made to make it easier for foreigners. So when it comes to displaying the best manners in escalator, first remember which part of Japan you are in.
All in all, in Rome do as Romans do. Not everything about Japan is weird. Life in Japan is not that difficult if you follow common rules and etiquette. The way of life in Japan may seem overwhelming if you do not put efforts in trying to learn those rules and etiquette. Cheers!