Getting Married On A Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic

Getting Married on a Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic

But it sure is memorable. Yesterday, a young couple got married while riding public transportation in Tokyo.

The young twentysomething couple, Nobuhiko and Sayaka, held their wedding ceremony on Tokyo's Yamanote Line, reports FNN. Serving 29 stations, the Yamanote Line is not only Japan's busiest train lines, it's one of the busiest in the entire world, with an average of over 3.6 million passengers riding this line daily. It's now home to a wedding.

Yesterday was "Railroad Day" ("Tetsudou no Hi" or 鉄道の日) in Japan, and while not a national holiday, it marks the opening of the country's first railway back in October 14, 1872. Japan Rail organised the wedding to mark the date as well as celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic green train carriages.

Earlier this summer, interested couples were invited to apply for a chance to get married on the train line and then whisked to a reception at a Tokyo luxury hotel. These lovebirds were selected. Congrats!

Getting Married on a Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic
Getting Married on a Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic
Getting Married on a Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic
Getting Married on a Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic
Getting Married on a Tokyo Train Isn't Exactly Romantic

Actually, forget what I said earlier. This is oddly romantic.

鉄道の日 20代のカップルが山手線の車内で結婚式を行いました。 [FNN]

Photos: yeah70, REMI, dorariemon, chiisanpo62, lucrakko


Comments

    I don't know if it is just me, but that lady in the second picture looks like she has ridiculously long arms...

      You are not alone, and I must admit I'm a little terrified.

        Soon...
        She will come to claim your ticket.
        You will not know when or where...
        But she WILL come...

    Perfect job for her then. It'll give her greater leverage for cramming more people onto the trains in Tokyo! :D

    I was expecting the bride and groom's faces to be squished against the windows.

    I guess they got confused when they heard that if you want a traditional wedding, the bride needs a train.

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