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Returned from Tokyo & Kyoto in Jan. My biggest complaint was that most of the Chinese visitors were just plain rude & disrespectful. It seems they brought all their bad habits with them, especially at the shrines/temples. I'm sure they don't yell at their family members when they visit their religious monuments in China. Very disturbing for others who wanted to enjoy the serene landscape, respectfully. They cut in front of you, always seem to be yelling (not talking) at their bratty children, and a parent even had their child urinate in a bin (trash??). And yes, I witnessed, the hoard shopping. Buy not 1 or 2, but taking most of the mdse off the shelf. Someone should publish a manual on the do's and don'ts when traveling abroad. I know I read it for Americans traveling to Jpn & Europe. Most Nihonjin feel the same way. Call it a cultural thing? I call it just plain common sense & courtesy. This was the only thing that ruined my trip to Jpn.

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