When at your destination

Check for a lower bit just behind the doors. If it's there, and there are slippers available, remove your shoes and put on the slippers or go on your socks.

As a rule, you should NOT do this. If it's a small shop, you may ask the proprietor if it may be allowed.

No, not in Japan. Not unless expressly indicated that you should. It is considered rude. In Australia you are expected to tip about 10%

Don't the queue is there for a reason. Just get in line. Be a gentleman.

Don't point to things. Don't just go around talking loud. Try to temper your voice. Westerners tend to speak louder then Japanese. Try to blend in by not doing so. If you are not sure what to do in a situation, try standing aside and see what Japanese of the same sex as you are do. Then just copy them.

All post office ATM's accept international Debit and Credit cards. For a Dutch Debit card from the postbank, the maximum amount per day you can obtain is 100.000 yen. For people with a cash limit of 500 Euro per day, the equivilent of 500 Euro is your limit (Some Rabobank accounts). Please note, your ATM card must be enabled for use outside of Europe. Please ask your bank. About traveller checks, do not bother with them. They are bothersome and can only be exchanged at banks. They will typically only speak English at a Citibank branch. Try finding one... Some Citibank ATM's work 24/7 some 7/11 bank (in 7/11 or 7&i stores) work 24/7. Postal Savings ATM's are usually in operation from 7 till 7. Money can sometimes not be obtained from ATM's on 1-3 January and or on other Japanese holidays.