TRAVEL IN JAPAN

Cheeky Pigeons and Reckless People at Kyoto Station

Morning musings on social behavior in Japan

Diane Neill Tincher
Japonica Publication
5 min readMay 8, 2024

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The front entrance to the modern Kyoto train station.
Kyoto Station. (©Diane Tincher)

It was 7:45 on a Saturday morning, and I was on the platform at a relatively quiet Kyoto station waiting for the Shinkansen bullet train that would speed me home to Kagoshima. As a freelance tour guide, I am no stranger to train stations and their rules…

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Diane Neill Tincher
Japonica Publication

Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: https://bit.ly/3yqwppZ