|The morning commute in Tokyo is around 1-2 hours for most people and some students even commute up to 3-4.|
You start work at 9:10 so you wake up at 6:45 and rush to get out of the door before walking a total of 1 hour per day and taking 6 trains as a part of your total daily commute to and from work. Instead of being completely overwhelmed by the completely normal 1-2 hour commute for those living in Tokyo and its suburbs you need to kick back and learn to embrace the morning commute by welcoming it into your day and finding the hoop holes for surviving the sardine-like trains.
|This was taken on my way to the beach in the front car on a Saturday.|
|Again the front car offers the best views.|
|Another view from the front of the train.|
|The women's only car really is nicer.|
|These guys have one of the best spots.|
Blast your Jack Johnson to chill out or bust out the rave music and really freak some Japanese people out and your morning commute will be as fun as ever. I never thought I would be one of those people taking a crazy crowded train with a 1 hour commute every day. At first I was completely pissed off, but now when I get home to my apartment in the suburbs of Tokyo I absolutely love the peaceful environment outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. Going for runs in my neighborhood along the river and biking to Costco and the local Japanese markets has given me the ability to see parts of Tokyo that most people will never see. Get a bike, go for a run after work, and appreciate all of the amazing experiences that you wouldn't have if you were living in the center of the city. If you are a Tokyo suburb dweller like me, you will see and experience the real Japan on a daily basis which is much more exciting than just living in another big city. Head down to the beach on the weekends or into Tokyo for some fun! : )
|Don't become a victim of the Tokyo Subway, embrace it!|
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