Despite living in Tokyo for 3 years, I’ve been lucky enough to not have to do a daily commute, as I mainly work from home. I’ve decided to try and level up my Japanese from horrible to bad, so now I get to experience the morning commute on my way to school. Here’s what my commute by train and subway in Tokyo is like.
Before having to commute, my experience with Japanese trains had mostly been pleasant. Catching the odd packed train, where you were squashed in like souvenirs in a suitcase on the way home from a vacation, was a fun experience.
Doing the squashed thing everyday though, is not as fun.
What’s commuting like where you’re from?