Lots of people have misconceptions about various destinations. Personally, I've been guilty of:

  1. Thinking Tokyo would have been badly affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
  2. Thinking Tokyo would be a difficult destination for solo English-speakers.

not to mention non-travel related misconceptions about Japanese culture, such as thinking that Japanese people wore chopsticks in their hair.

If someone has a misconception about a country, such as thinking Japanese people don't eat meat or that it's unsafe to stay in a prefecture next to Fukushima prefecture for eight hours, by all means correct them of their misconception, but don't ridicule them.


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