Else
Germany

This is one of those "first world problems" questions but I really need an answer! If it is not socially acceptable to eat or drink walking around in Japan, how do you drink water on the go?



2019/3/25

Answer

Miyuki
Japan

No problem drinking water in public places. It's just that you don't see people walking around eating fruit or snacks like other countries. (Some places are strict about it, like Asakusa, but most places are not as strict as long as you take the litter with you.) But you may get frowned upon if you sit in front of a shop and start eating. There are eat-in sections in most large convenience stores if you need to have a quick bite.

2019/2/27