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Friday, January 22, 2016

Tokyo Cheapo's Trains, Toilets and Trash

Above, a JR Yamanote Line train in Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

When I first visited Tokyo in 2001, I marveled at how clean the city's streets and sidewalks were. Not a scrap of litter could be seen.

But then, I noticed a lack of trash receptacles to even toss a candy wrapper into. How could a city be so clean-looking when there's no trash cans to be found?

A new article by Tokyo Cheapo will answer that question and will answer questions regarding to toilets and trains.

They begin it with:
When you first come to Japan there are quite a few major cultural differences that you might encounter. Being aware of the differences can really ease your transition to life in Japan, so we’ve outlined the basics to the three Ts—trains, toilets, trash—to help you do just that. Equipped with this knowledge, we ensure you won’t get pegged as a newbie…at least not right away. 
In regard to trash cans, I have since learned where to find them.

To read more, go here

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