In addition to being clean, the streets of Japan are also usually quiet. Of course not on large busy avenues in neighborhoods like Ginza and Akihabara, but almost every street in Japan tends to be quiet for a variety of reasons. In this article you will understand why the streets of Japan are so quiet.
Most should be aware that Japanese people are polite and respect others. That's why they avoid making noise in their apartments and houses as much as possible. They don't usually have parties at their house with loud music and shouting. Many prefer to stay at home browsing the Internet or in a night bar having a beer and sake.
It's not just the cities! Even though Japan has a smaller proportion of land to the amount of population, you can easily have your quiet and resting place in any corner. It's even possible to have a beach all to yourself.
Silent streets - Transit
Although many Japanese have a car, they tend to ride bicycles and trains more. Public transport is usually much more practical and faster than taking a car. Not to mention that everything the Japanese need, they can buy in a konbini close to your house, without having to take the car and go downtown.
Not to mention the cars are newer and well maintained due to strict vehicle inspection laws. Most cars in Japan are already hybrid and super silent. The Japanese are respectful and don't usually put car stereo in their cars. What's wrong with listening to music just for you?
Most residential neighborhoods don't have good street lighting at night, which leaves an incentive for people to be at home rather than riot in the street. If you go out on the street at night you will see tremendous silence and tranquility.
The Japanese are not noise free
Some live in livelier neighborhoods with an active nightlife. Others have to put up with the presence of bosozoku who are young hooligans with antisocial behavior who stay up at night making noise on the street with their motorcycles or in other bizarre ways.
Some unlucky people end up with a noisy neighbor who seems to be hammering things in your house, doing laundry at dawn, and other things that can end up being a nuisance for you. Japan is quite silent, but there are still such cases. What is your experience with silence in Japan? Could you sleep peacefully? Or did you have to call the police?