Glass smoking boxes in the train stations

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It used to be that you could smoke anywhere in Japan. Now, if you’re a smoker, and you ride bullet train, you have to stand in this little glass box. I realize it’s glass so that they can see when the train is coming, but it has this wonderful zoo animal on display effect that I found deeply entertaining as I waited for the shinkansen to Sendai a few weeks ago.

2 thoughts on “Glass smoking boxes in the train stations

  1. hahaha, now I understand, wakata! I thought this was just a general rest area, and found it annoying that people were smoking in there while I was trying to rest. But it was me who was in the wrong trying to rest while they were trying to smoke. ahh, I love cultural nuance(and enlightenment)!