If you’re going to travel to or live in Japan, riding trains is something that you would most certainly do.
However as you may know, just like the onsen that I talked about in a previous video, there are rules that people have to follow on trains and at stations in order for everyone to be comfortable.
Originally I wasn’t intending on making this video, but in the comments of my onsen video, I found many people were quite concerned about how to ride Japanese trains too.
As your “Japanese friend in Kyoto,” I’ll be happy to answer your requests.
So today, I will introduce 10 taboos on Japanese trains and at stations that you should be careful about.
Also at the end of the video, I will introduce a survey that the “Japan Private Railway Association” conducted, to understand which taboo Japanese people dislike seeing the most.
However, as I always say in these manners and rules videos, I really don’t want to be the,“These are our rules! You must obey them!!”kind of person. lol
These rules and manners are still taught in Japan today, because there are a lot of Japanese people too who don’t follow them either.
I hope this video will just be something you can watch to get a few tips to keep in mind, so that more people can feel comfortable when they visit Japan.
If there are similar rules in your country too, please share them in the comments.
0:00 Let’s START!
2:20 1.Walking on both sides of the passageway
3:03 2.Smoking in random places
3:49 3.Not lining up to get on a train
4:58 4.Men riding the “Women-only car”
6:52 5.Sitting on the priority seats even though you have no trouble standing
7:44 6.Using too much space when you sit
8:59 7.Carrying bags on your back
10:15 8.Standing near the doors
11:58 9.Talking in loud voices/Making big noises
14:29 10.Eating and drinking
15:33 The top 3 taboos that Japanese are concerned about the most
16:43 Today’s conclusion
20:24 “Omake” talk
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