The way you ride a train is probably one of the most surprising cultural aspects of going abroad. What may be commonplace to Japanese people may be surprising to foreigners. In this article, we'll summarize what foreigners should know about using Japanese trains and how to ride a train. I did.
Find out where you want to go by train.
Before you buy a ticket, find out where you are going. Look around near the ticket office and you will find a fare chart to the nearby stations. Once you find the station you want to go to, check the fare and go to the ticket machine. If you can't find the station you want to go to, ask a nearby station attendant to confirm the fare.
Let's buy a ticket!
You can purchase a ticket either at a station staffed counter or from a ticket machine. In this article, we'll introduce how to purchase a ticket from an automatic ticket machine.
First, put in the money for the fare you just identified. Then you will see the color of the button you can buy change.
Touch the button for the amount of money to the destination, the ticket appears and the purchase is complete.
Automatic ticket machines can be used to touch the LCD screen or press a button.
If you don't know how to purchase, ask your local station staff.
Walk through the gates
Let's go through the gates and head for the platform!
In order to use the train in Japan, you must go through the gates and wait for your train on the platform. You'll find a ticket gate near where you bought your ticket, so head there.
When you go through the gate, insert the ticket you just purchased and the gate will open. Don't forget to pick up your ticket as it will come right out.
Take the train
Finally, I'm boarding the train!
Trains in Japan run on time. If the weather is bad or there is a problem, trains may be delayed, but usually there is a one-minute delay The train will leave and arrive on time, so be sure to act in plenty of time. It is also customary in Japan to line up on the platform when waiting for a train.
Sometimes the doors of the trains in Aomori do not open automatically. In this case, push the button near the entrance to open the door.
How to get on and off at an unmanned station
What do I do in an unmanned station?
Some of the many stations in Aomori Prefecture are unmanned. How do you board a train at an unmanned station, how do you get off, and how do you buy a ticket?
If the station is unmanned and has an automatic ticket machine, buy your ticket there and head straight for the platform. If there is no ticket machine, you will buy your ticket on the train and go through the station to the platform. After you get on the train, talk to the conductor and tell him/her where you got on the train and where you plan to get off. After you get on the train, talk to the conductor and tell him where you got on and where you're going to get off, pay the money, and get off. If the station you are getting off at is unmanned, you can hand your ticket to the conductor when you get off. If the station you are getting off at is unmanned, you can give your ticket to the conductor when you get off. If you have any problems at the station, feel free to ask the conductor for help. If you have a problem at the station, feel free to ask the nearby conductor for help.
Ride with good manners!
Please help us to use good manners once you get on the train. Please do not shout, do not talk on your cell phone, switch to silent mode, etc. It is. It is important to know this so that you can ride the train comfortably.