The ailroad crossing right next to Daitabashi Station descended noisily, and a short time later the pink Keio Line crossed in front of me. Passersby quietly wait for the train to pass by until the crossing rises again. This is a common sight in Japan. It is common knowledge in Japan that one should not venture onto the railroad tracks, and that it is dangerous to walk on the tracks in the first place.
However, common sense changes with time and place. The common sense that one should not walk on the tracks is often not accepted in India and Sri Lanka. In India, many people were walking on the railway tracks, and in Sri Lanka, many people were also walking on the tracks. In both India and Sri Lanka, it is still dangerous to walk on the tracks if a train comes, but people seem to take it easy to avoid the train if it comes. Instead, they seem to be more concerned about whether or not walking on the tracks is a shortcut.
This situation may be due in large part to the fact that the number of trains is low. Even if you walk on the tracks, trains don't come by that often. Taking advantage of this situation, I followed the locals' example and walked on the tracks. After all, I can never do that in Japan.
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