はじめての日本!アメリカ人英語教師の名古屋滞在記 An American English teacher’s thoughts on Japan 01/08/2020

Updated: Jan 18

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I just came back to Japan after some time in the US. In the US I needed to walk and drive on the right side of the road. In Japan, I must drive on the left, but I don’t know which side to walk on. I mostly walk on the left, but I often see people walking on the right side too. This extends to riding bicycles. Cyclists will ride on both sides. I like this freedom, but it can be inefficient too.



Also, the rules for where to stand/walk on escalators is confusing. In Nagoya, where I live, people will stand on the left side of the escalator and walk on the right. When I travelled to Osaka, I saw that people stand on the right and walk on the left. For me, it is very strange that different cities have different walking rules. I wonder what other cities in Japan are like. Do they stand in the center in Niigata? Do they sit on the escalator in Matsuyama? Are there escalators in Ishigaki?


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