Signal Dilemma: It’s Just Different Here

Signal Dilemma: It’s Just Different Here

It’s not hard for Americans to find things and situations in Japan that are puzzling. The language gap alone gives plenty of fodder for misunderstanding. But usually standard traffic signals are fairly similar the world-over. However, we ran into this conundrum on the streets of Kyoto. Apparently, the blind have a different button that they have to push for a signal to safely cross this street (with only one way across).  Now we sure couldn’t figure out how they would KNOW that there was a different box for them (since it wasn’t making any noise and we didn’t see any braille on it), but therein lies this signal dilemma:

Kyoto Tandem Walk Signal Boxes

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