Helpful Information Train Manners
Please follow the list of manners below in order to ensure a pleasant train experience for everybody.
Ensure your luggage doesn't get in the way
Please pay attention to your luggage to ensure it doesn’t get in the way of other people.
Don’t use your phone while walking
It's dangerous to use your phone while walking within the train station or platform.
Do not smoke inside the train or the station
Smoking is prohibited inside the train and the station.
Don’t run on the platform or rush onto the train
Rushing to board the train is dangerous as it can lead to accidents or train delays. Please ensure you have ample time to board the train.
Line up to board the train following the floor markers
In Japan, you are expected to line up to board the train. Cutting in line is extremely rude. Please find the floor markers and wait patiently in line for your train.
Make way for alighting passengers before boarding
Please wait for passengers to finish getting off the train before boarding.
Don't block passageways or stairs
Please be conscious of the flow of people around yourself. When not moving, move to a space where you don't block traffic.
Stay within the yellow lines on the platform
It’s extremely dangerous to walk too close to the train, as you may come into contact with it.
On the train
Priority seats should be offered to those who need them
Please give priority seating to the elderly, the physically impaired, pregnant women, and those accompanied by small children.
Do not talk on the phone
While on the train, please switch your mobile to silent mode and refrain from talking on the phone.
While on the train, please don't make loud noises and be mindful of your earphone or headphone volume.
Do not talk loudly
When you want to speak, please do so quietly.
Keep your luggage out of the way
In a crowded train car, a backpack may get in the way of other passengers. Carry it in front of you or place it on the shelf above the seats.
Take your garbage with you
Make sure you do not leave any trash behind on the train. Take it with you and dispose of it properly at your convenience.
Don’t stand near the doors
When boarding the train, please don’t stand near the doors. Instead, move deeper into the train.
Keep your head and hands inside the train car
Putting your head or hands out the train windows is extremely dangerous.