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Essential Shoe Etiquette in Japan — 3 Important Times to Change Your Shoes

Why are there so many slippers?

Giant geta wooden sandals, Tokoji Temple, Azumino, Nagano. (©Diane Tincher)

If you’ve ever been to Japan, one thing you cannot help but notice is how often you must take off shoes and put on slippers. At first, it can be a bit confusing.

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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher

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Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: https://bit.ly/3rNvCND