Useful information for foreign tourists who are sightseeing in Sapporo: Restaurant etiquette.

Making and cancelling restaurant reservations.

When restaurants or bars in Japan receive phone reservations, they make careful preparations in advance to offer their best services for that slotted time. If you are running late or have to cancel a reservation, it is courteous to call the shop and let them know. Please be aware that some businesses may charge a cancellation fee.

Self-service restaurants.

At restaurants with self-service, you should throw away used paper cups and other garbage into the trash bins (please be sure to separate the waste by type where necessary). Also, do not forget to return your food tray to the return area of where you ordered your meal. If you are not sure about how to clean up, feel free to ask a staff member for assistance.

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