Toilet paper has been installed. Please do not remove the toilet paper from the restroom.
Toilet paper has bee n installed in the restrooms. If too much toilet paper is used, the toilets will clog. Please use only the necessary and appropriate amount. Also, please do not remove the toilet paper from the restroom.
What to do with used toilet paper
Put used toilet paper into the toilet and flush. Please put used toilet paper into the toilet, not into the dustbin. After putting the used toilet paper into the toilet, flush using the lever or button.
Please do not occupy the stalls for long periods
Many people make use of the Service Areas (SA) and Parking Areas (PA) every day. So that everyone may have a pleasant restroom experience, please do not occupy the stalls for long periods.
Do not leave footprints on the toilet seat
Please sit on the toilet seat as shown in the illustration to the right. Do not mount the seat in such a way as to leave footprints, as seen in the illustration to the left.
There is etiquette to shopping as well. Just because you are a customer or just because you are paying money does not mean that you are free to do anything you want. In particular, the following behaviors are major breaches of etiquette in Japan. Please be aware of this when shopping.
Do not open product packages before paying.
Do not open packages before paying. If you want to check the contents, please ask a shop clerk.
Do not eat products before paying.
It is also forbidden to open packages and eat products while browsing or standing in line for the register regardless of your intention to pay.
Do not raise your voice.
Many people make use of the shopping areas. So as not to inconvenience or displeasure other shoppers, please do not converse in a loud voice.
When purchasing products, make sure to form lines and wait your turn.
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.