As you may know, people usually commute to their work or school by trains in stead of driving their own car in Japan. Since that, people are packed like sardines at rush hour on the way to work or school every morning, especially it happens in the big city like Osaka or Tokyo.
Today, i went to Osaka from Kyoto to see my old friends by train at 7 am.
The station was jammed with workers and students and i never expected to be able to take the train comfortably, but eventually i could have a seat and enjoy short travel by the train to Osaka. Why could i have such a nice riding at the time of commuter’s hell? It’s because i took a Women-only car.
Since Chikan ( the Japanese word for ‘pervert who touches girls (or men) on trains) crimes often happen in Japan, many trains have Women-only cars these days.
Women-only cars have received positive reaction from some men and some women.
Anyway, as long as Women- only passenger cars are provided in trains, i will never need to worry about be packed like sandwich in rush hour:D