Dealing with Shoes in Japan

A lot of Westerners traveling to Japan for the first time seem to suffer from a bit of confusion over the whole shoes on, shoes off thing. Everyone is aware that the Japanese remove their shoes before entering the home, but some people are confused about how you deal with shoes in public establishments and the like. And of course there are the additional rules of slippers and such within the home. It can be a lot to take in, but the tips below should help to shed some light on the subject and enable you to enjoy your trip by being confident that you know what to do in these scenarios.