Question: Do they speak English in Kyoto?

Communicate with the Locals Its a fact: Japanese dont speak English as well as educated Europeans or Singaporeans. But, they usually speak some English and many of them are keen to practice their English. So, choose simple words, standard English (ie, non-idiomatic expressions), and speak very clearly and slowly.

Is English spoken in Kyoto?

Kyoto has an English language bus map which will be your main guide for getting around, you can pick it up from the bus station office along with your daily bus ticket. All the destinations are written out in romaji so no probs at all really. Lots of english language signage in shrines etc too.

Can you get around Japan with English?

Many tourists from all over the world travel around without understanding the language just fine. There are English signs in every airport and train station. In the more popular tourist locations, the train announcements are English as well as in Japanese. You can travel in Japan just fine without knowing any Japanese.

How easy is it to travel around Japan?

The most efficient way to travel around most of Japan is by train. Whether youre being whisked through the countryside aboard the famous Shinkansen bullet train or are winding your way up a wooded mountainside in an electric streetcar, trains in Japan are punctual, comfortable, safe, and clean.

Are Japanese the most polite?

The Japanese are renowned for politeness, yet the people of Tokyo dont think they are polite enough. Theres one thing Asia does better than anywhere else: service. And the place in Asia where it is practised at a higher level than anywhere else is Japan. Japan is probably the most polite place on earth.

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