I did this topic a few years ago, so here is an update from goo Ranking into what kinds of Japanese tourist-like behaviour people find themselves doing at foreign destinations.
Over the 8th and 9th of June 2012 1,092 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.1% of the sample were female, 10.8% in their teens, 15.8% in their twenties, 28.9% in their thirties, 26.3% in their forties, 10.2% in their fifties, and 8.0% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
My wife does the photos (and videos) everywhere, seeing the sights through the viewfinder, which I do find awfully pointless. From the two tours I’ve been on, the biggest single surprise to me was rather than number 5, doing everything in a group, was the unwillingness to do things on one’s own, instead relying on the guide to do everything.
Q: What kinds of Japanese tourist-like behaviour do you find yourself doing at foreign destinations? (Sample size=1,092)
Rank Score 1 Taking commemerative photos everywhere 100 2 Following the course in the guide book to the letter 76.7 3 Buying lots of brand-name goods 69.4 4 Putting valuables in a waist pouch, shoulder bag 55.5 5 Doing everything in a group 51.2 6 Taking photos of food with my mobile phone, smartphone 47.1 7 Doing the opional tours 44.1 8 Forgetting to tip 43.7 9 Going to Japanese restaurants 43.3 10 Going to the duty free shop before departure 42.8 11 Queueing up for commemerative photos, at photo spots 40.7 12 Sticking “Sorry!” everywhere in English conversation 31.3 13 Replying to calls from touts 26.8 14 Hanging a camera round my neck 26.6 15 Not meeting the eyes of foreigners 24.6 16 Always giving tips 22.3 17 Slurping pasta, etc 22.0 18 Making mistakes with the dress code 19.9 19 Not carrying passport, other identity certificates with me (leaving them at the hotel safe) 19.7 20 Worrying about sunburn 17.8 21 Wearing expensive clothes, jewelry, etc 16.9 22 Talking in a loud voice 12.8 23 Entering busy shops 12.2 24 Going everywhere in beach sandals 11.4 25 Splitting the bill at restaurants 11.3