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Preparing your trip to Fukuoka: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Fukuoka 1. Travelers are advised not to overtaste local delicacies, as they can be quite unusual for guests from European countries. Thrifty travelers would enjoy food at local street stalls, which offer popular national dishes. Food quality in such places remains high and prices are among the lowest in the city.
2. Tipping in restaurants and hotels isn’t accepted. As a rule, service charge in dining places is included in the bill and rarely exceeds 10 % of the total.
3. Travelers aren’t recommended to rent a car, since the left-hand traffic is adopted in the city and it can be quite unusual for drivers from other countries. In addition, virtually all traffic signs are written by characters and mayn’t be clear to foreigners.
4. Despite the fact that the crime rate in the city is relatively low, tourists have to observe basic cautionary measures. Don’t take valuables with you and in no case left bags and outerwear unattended. In crowded areas monitor your belongings closely and try not to keep valuables and money in the outer pockets.
5. Mains voltage is 100 V; sockets for plugs with two flat pins are set in hotels. European gadgets usually need adapters; they can be taken in a hotel or purchased at any household store. Copyright
6. You have to pay with local currency in shops, restaurants, hotels and other places; currency can be exchanged at the airport or any city bank. Some large hotels also provide exchange services; often they have same terms as banks.
7. Many large stores and restaurants accept credit cards of international standard. It’s worth to mention that the customer may be charged a small fee for the non-cash operation. You can’t cash out in any ATM; this service is provided by ATMs only at large bank offices.
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8. Locals treat visitors with a share of respect; they are very polite and always happy to help. To show respect for the local culture guests are encouraged to learn of a few simple phrases in the local language. It’s also necessary to thank for any service rendered.
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