Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report AOL @ PASSWORD Reset CONTACT 1:888:482:3831 AOL Tec*h Supp0rt Care 24/7
  2. 2 Bago or Golden rock
  3. 3 Trip Report Laurel and Hardy in Drag Do Bangkok
  4. 4 Looking for advice on first-time Hong Kong trip
  5. 5 Bangkok
  6. 6 Trip Report RHK's Fall SEA Trip
  7. 7 Sri Lanka compared to southern India, which do you prefer?
  8. 8 To see the Himalayas in 10 days?
  9. 9 Please help! Planning honeymoon in Malaysia!
  10. 10 HELP WITH JAPAN ITINERARY FOR MARCH
  11. 11 altenratives to Chiang Mai for "northen Thailand experience"
  12. 12 Restaurants in Bangkok
  13. 13 Food for thought- Restaurant suggestions for India Feb 1-18
  14. 14 Junk boat cruise-halong Bay,VNam
  15. 15 Need some info on travelling to Malaysia?
  16. 16 Unique Map & Guide to Tokyo
  17. 17 Sulawesi
  18. 18 Racism danger in Cambodia?
  19. 19 8 Days in Bali
  20. 20 two health related questions
  21. 21 Princess Cruise
  22. 22 Best day trip from Phuket
  23. 23 Malaysia to Thailand Visa (Algerian Passport Holder)
  24. 24 Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Thailand?
  25. 25 Lombok, Indonesia on 24/12/17 to 30/12/17
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