Riding a crowded train in Japan is an experience not to be missed. Still, there are rules and unwritten rules that should be adhered to, otherwise the system would implode.

  1. Wait in line patiently because trains are rarely late.
  2. Don't eat unless you have enough for the other 5,000 passengers.
  3. Don't use your mobile. (While rarely does anyone talk on the phone on the train, everyone is staring at their Smartphone or tablet.)
  4. Don't put on makeup. Never understood why anyone would even try to do this on a moving train.
  5. Don't take up more room than a very thin Japanese person.

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