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

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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.

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