Can I eat in Japanese trains and other transportation methods?

The answer varies according to the type of transportation.

We recommend referring to the following instructions:

In the Shinkansen (bullet train)


It is, by the way, highly recommended to try on the « ekiben », ready-made regional meals (bento) sold in most of the stations in Japan, to enjoy during your travel!

In the other trains

Yes, usually (but not on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo).

In boats and ferries

Yes, usually.

In subways and buses

No, usually.

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