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Tipping culture in Japan is a little different

Tipping practices in Japan differ significantly from those in many other countries. In Japan, it's not common to tip for services such as those provided in bars, cafes, restaurants, taxis, and hotels. However, there is a custom in Japan of giving a gratuity, called ""kokorozuke"", (coming from the heart), in some situations.

There are certain situations where tipping might be considered appropriate. For instance, if you've engaged a private guide or interpreter accustomed to overseas practices, they may accept a tip as a gesture of gratitude. It's worth noting that tipping is not expected and should be done discreetly, even in these cases. If you do decide to offer a gratuity, it is customary to put it in an envelope. You can purchase small cash envelopes at convenience stores, stationery stores, or 100 yen stores.

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