Japan is a country that is ruled by etiquette and manners. It is assumed that you, as a foreign barbarian, do not know how to behave in certain situations. With this guide we are trying to prove the Japanese people wrong about our groups. The main thing to keep in mind is: “When in Rome, act like the Romans”. Take your time, look around carefully and do what the person (of the same sex) in front of you is doing (except when what he/she does is obviously wrong!). Soon, the first day of your holiday in Japan might arrive. Perhaps this is your first time flying to Japan (or even your first flight). If you choose to travel with us, it’s a challenge for us to ensure you arrive safe and sound. First of all, preparing for the holiday. It might be useful to read through this guide for tips and pointers, and to peek into some traveller’s guides like the Rough Guide to Japan. Please read this guide thoroughly. The pointers in the first chapter are very useful for your preparation, especially if this is your first holiday to Japan. We have tried to compile a compact but useful source of information that might help you in a bind, but it’s far from complete! This guide is only available to help you along a bit and to make sure that, if you travel with Shiranai Travel, things run smoothly for all of us. If you have any questions or pointers of your own, do not hesitate to let us know.