When traveling in Japan, it's a good idea to know some Japanese etiquette. Good manners can go a long way. Enjoy your trip!
TRAIN DOs & DON'Ts
While waiting for the train, please stand behind the yellow strip and line up in two rows.
Priority is given to passengers getting off.
Rushing into a train just before it leaves is very dangerous.
Switch off your mobile phone near the Priority Seats (those reserved for the elderly, the pregnant, and people with disabilities), and set it to silent mode in other areas.
People tend to sit quietly on the train. Be careful not to disturb the people around you.
Please avoid talking on your mobile phone while riding the trains and buses. We recommend you send emails or text messages instead.
With the exception of shinkansen bullet trains, eating and drinking on the train is generally frowned upon, especially if your food can make a mess or has a strong smell.
BUS DOs & DON'Ts
Line up when waiting for the bus.
Get on the bus from the back, and exit from the front.
Please turn your mobile phone to silent mode while you are on the bus.
Please notice stickers near the seats, as some seats are designated for pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.