Getting off the train in Japan – How to be polite in Japan – Must-use Phrase

Posted by on December 17, 2019 – Life in Japan
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How to leave a crowded train in Japan – Getting off the train in Japan

If you live in Japan – you may be used to rush hour trains – in the above VIDEO we have broken down how to politely get off the train in Japan.

What to do when leaving the train in Japan


When getting off the train in Japan its important to be polite and intentional so that you do not shove other people unnecessarily.  You can let people know that you are getting off the train by saying:



Sumimasen, orimasu.

Excuse me, I am getting off.


If you do this – it allows the other people in the train carriage to anticipate you getting off.

What not to do when leaving the train in Japan

  • Shove other people
  • Step on other peoples shoes
  • Push people out of the way intentionally

You may be thinking to yourself that these are all very “common sense” things – but Japanese trains during rush hour have a very small amount of space and a small amount of time to get on and off at your stop.

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