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How about in hotels? Is it not allowed to give tips to hotel employees?

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1. Re: Tipping

No tipping in hotels

Nara, Japan
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You are not 'not allowed' of course, but I hear staff in reputable hotels are trained to politely refuse your offer.

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NO tipping in Japan.

Follow the custom of the country you are visiting and forget about tips there.

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Your hotel will exact a service charge. That is the functional equivalent to a tip. When in Rome......

Edited: 13 May 2018, 07:07
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Don't tip - it is a terrible "system".

Nakano, Japan
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Even said to be impolite to do so in Japan

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Tipping would produce a confused and troubled reaction. If you are treated with great service, write a letter to the hotel administration commending the employee.

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Japan is a no-tipping society. Just follow local customs wherever you travel.

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