Snack Areas and Food Areas
Meal etiquette varies by country. Japan has its own rules of etiquette. Please obey the Japanese rules of etiquette while you are here. Be aware that the following behaviors when dining in Japan are considered breaches of etiquette that displeasure others. Please make sure to avoid these behaviors.
Do not spit out food.
In Japan, it is a breach of etiquette to spit food out of your mouth at the table. When it is unavoidable, such as with fish bones, etc., please discreetly place it on your plate.
Do not eat messily.
In Japan, it is a major breach of etiquette to eat messily such as placing leftovers directly on the table or to dumping tea out onto the floor. Please do not do this.
Do not talk loudly or be noisy.
Many people make use of the restaurants. So as not to inconvenience or displeasure other diners, please do not converse in a loud voice or otherwise be noisy.
Do not burp.
Please be aware that it is a breach of etiquette to burp during a meal.
Smoke in the smoking areas
In Japan, areas are divided into smoking and non-smoking. Restaurants, etc. are non-smoking areas. Please smoke only in the designated smoking areas.