Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Narita Airport to Shinjuku
  2. 2 Beijing tours
  3. 3 Vietnam for 14 days help to find travel company
  4. 4 Planning First Family Trip to Japan - Advice Needed!
  5. 5 Other than Kyoto?
  6. 6 Advice needed from Japan train pros
  7. 7 Trip Report Trip Report : China
  8. 8 Trip Report Pandaw-up the Chindwin TR
  9. 9 HK to Beijing for 3 weeks- mid March to early April- itinerary help please!
  10. 10 Trip Report A great trip in India
  11. 11 Japan GTG, early April
  12. 12 Trip Report Googling to going...to Gujarat!
  13. 13 Trip Report Hong Kong and Angkor Wat
  14. 14 A Netflix series for those who enjoy Tokyo
  15. 15 Cherry Blossom season Mount Fuji area
  16. 16 Tokyo - Kamakura - Yokohama
  17. 17 Tour Agency Recommendation
  18. 18 Goodbye, Carol Simpson
  19. 19 Honest opinion needed about Thailand
  20. 20 Takayama trail, Japan
  21. 21 Hotels near Takefu Train Station
  22. 22 1 day itinerary in Busan
  23. 23 Trip Report Trip report : Annapurna Circuit October 2016
  24. 24 Japan - Will We Get Lost?
  25. 25 Trip Report On the road again - to Incredible India.
View next 25 » Back to the top

OK to wear own pers in shoes-off places in Japan?

Jump to last reply

Is it acceptable to wear your own slippers at places in Japan that require shoes off (for example, Nijo Palace or a traditional restaurant)? I have a foot problem and require some strategic cushioning and support. (I normally wear custom orthotics.) I am thinking that if I could wear my own slippers I could modify them with some padding so that I could tolerate walking in the shoes-off places.

Alternatively, is it acceptable to slip something over your shoes (such as the shoe covers used in medical facilities)? I’m guessing this would not be appropriate for a tea ceremony or restaurant, but would it be ok for a place like Nijo Castle?

Also, I am wondering if it would be ok to carry my shoes in with me in a small bag. (It would be impossible find other shoes+orthotics I could wear while I’m in Japan if mine somehow got misplaced or mistakenly taken by someone else.)

Thank you to anyone who has experience with this or knows of the experience of someone else with this issue.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement