What to know about Japan Train Stations

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Why Train Stations in Japan Are the Best?

When you see any major train station in Japan during the rush hour, it might seem like a personification of chaos. But thinking like that can't be further from the truth. Japan's train system is nothing but efficient, and if you look beneath the surface and observe its busy life for a few moments, you will see that despite the hectic atmosphere, everything goes like clockwork.
​There are a lot of stations around the world that can be described as well-equipped, modern, or simply "great." But any big Japan's station is a whole new level of what "great" means.
Where else can you find the railway stations equipped with blue-light panels designed for the sole purpose of calming the agitated passengers? Where sharp unpleasant buzzers commonly used to mark the train's departure are changed to pleasant jingles, meant to notify the travelers about the upcoming departure without increasing anxiety? Japanese train stations are full of surprises, so let's have a look at some of the most popular ones.

On video you can see examples of hassha melodies, composed by brilliant Hiroaki Ide to notify about the train departure and used all over Japan. These melodious departures are just one part of the unique sensory experiences you'll encounter in Japan's world-renowned railway stations, where precision and passenger comfort harmonize seamlessly. As you explore these stations, you'll discover that they are not just transportation hubs but vibrant centers where modernity meets tradition, showcasing the best of Japan's innovative spirit and cultural heritage.

Major Japan Railway Stations

Fukuoka Train Station

Q&A: Railway Stations in Japan

Most Traveled Japanese Train Lines