Train Sound Effects Japan & Subway Sound Effects Japan

Recording Train Sound Effects Japan & Subway Sound Effects in Japan

In this blog post, I love to share with you all the train sounds that I have recorded in Japan while traveling around in our campervan! I only had a few hours in Tokyo and Osaka but got some really nice recordings in the city and outside the cities on railway crosses and I could capture the sound of a Shinkansen. I wished I had more time but we planning on going back!

 Timelapse Umeda Train Station!

In this album, you will find train sounds and subway sounds from Osaka, Tokyo, the Shinkansen several beeping sounds with passing trains on a railway cross.

In recording Nr. 09 you can listen to an ambulance in the background while I was sitting in the train and the doors are open.

train sound effects japan

I included some fun extra free sound effects for you to this album. Several sneezing attacks from passengers.

I kept all beeping sounds and announcement in the recording for the purpose of archiving these sounds like a sound survey. Kind like “London Sound Survey”.

Sounds changed over the years and maybe in ten years we look back and say “wow” what a difference.
The first time I realize how much sound changed was when I recorded the traffic sound!

All that I heard, most of the time, is the sound of the tires on the street. Where are the engines? I felt like electric cars and hybrids are the most common cars in Japan and that makes a huge impact on the soundscape. Everything is just a little bit quieter. Trucks are still loud :)!

train sound effects japan

Same in Hiroshima or Osaka! There are thousands of cars but if you close your eyes, you think you are almost alone in a ghost town. Everything feels very silent.

You can say the same inside the trains. Packed with hundreds of people but nobody talks. I love that. Everything is so clean and in order.
Going at 3 am in the morning to a train station in Tokyo? No problem and nothing to worry about. 3 am in a train station in Berlin? Different story.

Worlds Busiest Train Station

I think its really cool to know that I could make a recording of the world busiest train station at Shinjuku Station. Unbelievable 3. 5 million people coming to this station every day! It is the sound number 5!

Umeda in Osaka is the fourth busiest station and you can find these sound effects in the album number 17!
Another recording you should check out is the famous crosswalk in Shibuya! Together with Atlanta airport sounds, I have already three sounds from the busiest places on earth recorded.

train sound effects japan

As you know all my sounds royalty-free but in this album are third party sounds recorded. Make sure if you download the sounds that you cut out certain sounds like automated announcements for example if it’s for commercial purpose. This is all up to you.

train sound effects japan

Japanese are one of the most punctual people he had ever worked with. They could, he imagined, put the Germans to shame in their high expectation for timeliness. – Vann Chow

Download Train Sound Effects Japan & Subway Sound Effects Japan On Bandcamp

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Category: Sounds Of Japan, Trains, Crowds & Public Places, 
Type: Train Sound Effects Japan
Specs: 25 files • 24 bit / 96 kHz • 2.0 GB 
Duration: 35 min 
Equipment: Zoom H6, DPA 4060, Soundman Binaural Microphones
Delivery: Instant Bandcamp download
License types: standard license, royalty-free & license-free license
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