Apr 29, 2012

The Interesting Custom in Japan No.1 -Escalator-

Hi! This is Yuki from Shinjuku Business Garden.
How are you?
We have just started Golden week holiday in Japan!

I am going to write the blog every Sunday and I would like to write about
 "The Interesting Custom in Japan".
Today's blog is about "Escalator".

Have you visited Japan?
Have you noticed anything interesting when you take the Escalator?

There is an interesting custom in Japan, when you take the Escalator.
If you are not in hurry and would like to stay on the same step until you get to the top,
you have to stay on the left side of the Escalator.
So that people who are in hurry can just go up the steps through the
right side of the Escalator!

And even more interesting thing is that it is only in Kanto area(Tokyo, Kanagawa,,etc..)
If it is in Kansai area(Osaka, Kyoto etc..) it would be totally opposite side!
People NOT in hurry is in the right side, and people in hurry is in the left side!

Next time, when you visit Japan, please be careful about which side of the Escalator
you will take! :D


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