- Wait your turn. While waiting for the train, people generally form lines where the train doors will open. Wait for people to get off the train before trying to get on, and don’t push your way ahead of other people. Trains can get packed, but these lines are adhered to when entering the train.
- Women’s only cars. Certain train lines designate Women-only cars for peak rush hour times. Check for signs on the train cars to determine if the car is for women only, and what times the restriction is in effect.
- Set your phone to silent. In Japan, the setting for silent/vibrate on your cellphone is called “Manner Mode”. Texting is fine, but try not to talk on your cell phone while you’re on the train.
- Turn your phone off. Certain sections of the train are priority seating for expectant mothers, the elderly, and the disabled. Look for signs that designate these areas, as you must turn off your phone near theses seats.