Anyone who has ever been on a train in Tokyo will know how crowded and frustrating it can be at times.

But there is a fun side to the hell of the rush hour or last train.

Sometimes you encounter scenes which are just out of this world! Here is a collection of some of most unusual (and amusing) images we’ve uncovered.

Sleeping Beauties

The Japanese work too hard, as demonstrated by all the snoozing people you can see around the country. They seem to be able to sleep in any kind of place too, including moving (and crowded) trains. And yet invariably they still wake up in time to get off at their stop.

japan train passengers sleeping cool pictures

japan train passengers sleeping cool pictures

japan train passengers sleeping cool pictures

japan train passengers sleeping cool pictures

japan train passengers sleeping cool pictures
[Via ShiftEast]

japan train passengers sleeping cool pictures

Otaku

Yes, Japan is a nation of geeks…

japan trains strange otaku pictures

japan trains strange otaku pictures

All Creatures Great and Small…

In a culture of cute, you can’t get away from animals and their owners.

japan trains strange pictures

japan trains strange pictures

Suspicious Characters

No comment necessary. Stay away from these types!

japan trains strange pictures

japan trains strange pictures

[Pics via Matome Naver]

What other strange or impressive sights have you encountered on Japan’s trains?

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