A Guide to Tipping Etiquette Around the World - Page 4

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Buildings in a Busy City Street, Japan
Buildings in a Busy City Street, Japan  (Photodisc)
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Japan, China, & Korea
In general, there isn't a tipping culture in these Asian countries. In fact, many Japanese will take it as a sign of rudeness. However, if you are in a larger city, a tip is accepted. The more westernized it is, the more western-style of tip you should leave.

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong is different in that it is becoming more and more common or expected of foreign travelers to leave a tip.

Restaurants 10% of your final bill if it isn't already calculated into your bill
Bartenders Not necessary, though many round the bill up
Taxi Drivers No tip is needed.
Bell Hops $1.50 to $2 per service, not bag
Tour Guides 10% of your total bill is appreciated

Away.com's Hong Kong Travel Guide

India
Tipping is commonplace in India; in fact, many taxi drivers and waiters simply don't return leftover change.

Restaurants 10% to 15% of the bill
Bartenders 10% of total bill if good service
Taxi Drivers Not generally tipped, though if the service is good, $1 to $2 is appreciated
Bell Hops $0.50 to $1 per bag
Tour Guides $4 per day, or 10% of bill if great service

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