Thai tourists will not use the crosswalk in Japan.

Some groups of Thai tourists will not use the crosswalk on Japanese roads. Japan is one of the most popular countries to visit in the opinion of many Thais. Because there are many Thai tourists, there are signs on the road in Thai and English. The sign states “Do not run into the roadway” and “Cross at the crosswalk”. Some Thais that have been in Japan also have made complaints about Thai tourists not following the rules and being loud. A video was posted online by Thai tourists in Japan showing other Thai tourist groups not following the rules. Netizens quickly joined in the conversation. 



The video was taken at a popular picture spot near Lawson, a convenience store branch close to Mount Fuji. A picture was shared in a Facebook group named “a group for those who love traveling in Japan”. The picture is captioned “A group of Thai tourists who won’t follow the rules. They are crossing the road and talking loudly in Thai. These people are laughing as if they are in their own homes. They will not follow the rules and the traffic lights are only 20 meters away from each other. There is even a sign asking to use the crosswalk while crossing the road for safety. 



Japanese locals must be so fed up with these Thai tourists who don’t follow the rules. Because the sign is even in Thai. Some even cut in front of cars while crossing the road. Japanese people do not behave like this. I stood there just watching for 10 minutes. There are so many different Thai tourists. I am embarrassed for us. I want to remind members here to follow the rules while visiting Japan”. I am not saying only Thai tourists are breaking the rules in Japan, there are tourists from other countries that break the rules too. But, for Japanese officials to print Thai in the warning must mean Thai tourists break the rules more than others. 


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FB Caption: A Thai tourist in Japan posted a video showing other Thai tourists breaking the rules. 

Source: Khaosod