Hi, I have noticed that when I pay for things I get the impression that I should not hand the money directly to the person but put the money down usually in a tray for them to pick up any change is given to me and placed in my hand is this correct?
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You are correct and observant. You%26#39;ll always notice that the currency is always clean and not folded. I%26#39;ve read this is out of respect for the monetary system. I try to keep it unfolded. I%26#39;m trying to find-out how they recirculate the money so quickly.
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I only hope they make allowances for the likes of me that don’t know the etiquette. The last thing I want to do is upset people.
Don%26#39;t worry too much about, especially as a visitor. You are given a lot of leeway.
Think of it as a culture that appreciates your company and patronage and you%26#39;ll do fine. Don%26#39;t let it get in the way of enjoying your stay.
Japanese hate crinkled paper money like my wife does, lol. Their wallet is larger to keep the 10,000 yen bills totally unfolded and unmarked like new.