Ashley and Isaac are helping me show off the wonderful trains here. They look roomy, but don’t try riding them during the school hours of around 8am and 5ish pm. That’s when the students stampede.
As you can tell, every available bit of surface is used for advertising. The middle of the ceiling, the sides, even on the door. And the round rings are for holding onto when stopping, starting or going around a curve.
This train is a staple for going places, though Gunma is known at the most car driven prefecture in Japan.
Cool thing is, if the train is ever late for some reason, they’ll give out notes explaining why you’re late for work or school. But, there has to be an official reason.