Sunday, January 16, 2011

culture shock

keihan (2) I recently saw this "rush hour door" on a Keihan train car.

Since I don't usually travel during rush hour, I don't really know the depth of how crowded trains can be during that time of the day.

Apparently it is more intense in Tokyo than it is in Osaka.

This particular door adds another exit, giving people 3 exits instead of the usual 2.

Getting caught up in taking a photo of the door, I ended up missing the train (because the door I photographed, didn't open)...

Oh well, live and learn!


jalna said...

Hahahaha!! Sounds like something I would do. I remember seeing a picture once of a guy who is hired to push and stuff people into the train so that the door could close.

Japan Australia said...

Wow!! I have never seen one of those 3 exit "rush hour doors" before not even in Tokyo. It must be something new. Hopefully it helps with all the rush hour traffic.

K and S said...

oh yeah, Jalna, I've actually seen these guys :)

I wonder if it is new J-A :) I don't think anything can help rush hour in Japan unless companies start to stagger their hours.

Take care you two.

Voz Portuguesa said...

Such wonderful photos and memories. I am waiting to visit Japan again :)

Thak you,
Carla Matador
Detox Diet

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Oops to missing the train. I rarely took peak hour city public transport (I lived in the country), but it was just awful when I did. It was in Nagoya on a day I had to go to the immigration office. I had my face squished up against some man's. I just about screamed, hated, hated, hated it!

K and S said...

Thanks Carla, I hope you get to visit Japan again soon!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Very funny! ;-)

K and S said...

I would've hated it too Melanie!

glad you enjoyed this Deb in Hawaii!

Take care you two.

Rowena... said...

I don't wanna even think of how crowded those rush hour trains can get. I can't even stand the metro when it's packed...makes me claustrophobic.

K and S said...

yeah Rowena, the personal space thing is pretty non-existent here.

Take care.