When doing business in Kyoto, looking sharp, neat and put together is a requirement — and a sign of respect for others.
- Pack a conservative, classy suit in a dark color.
- The majority of Japanese women do not wear heels. If you can’t go without, opt for a low, closed-toe pair in a neutral or dark color.
- Bringing a small gift to a meeting is an essential part of Japanese culture. Something special from your city or country will be especially well-received.