Tokyo train melodies

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If you’ve ever been to Tokyo, you might have noticed the melodies playing at train stations when a train or subway arrives. They are a subtle way of telling you at which station you’ve arrived.

The melodies range from happy to melancholic, and remind me of children’s songs and Nintendo video games.

Japan is so cool!

This is an audio compilation of many train melodies.

The video below shows melodies in use at different stations in Tokyo.