Source: Keio Corporation Tokyo Railway Installs “Nesting Boards” In Stations For Birds With No Other Options 2019-04-10 Wed 2019-04-10 Wed Japanese train station staff have a reputation for remarkable service and helping commuters in need, but starting in April stations on the Keio railway line will start extending that hospitality to our feathered friends. Stations along the railway, which spans from Shinjuku to the suburbs of Hachioji, will soon start implementing structures intended to help nesting swallows and also make for a cleaner commuting experience for travelers. Source: Keio Corporation A Keio news release cites research started in 2014 that states more and more swallows have been building nests in the corners and rafters of train stations due to suitable nesting homes in surrounding eras declining as countryside villages expand. Unfortunately, in addition to fluttering around in the station, the swallows tend to poop wherever they can, which has inconvenienced some commuters. As a solution, Keio is installing curved boards under nests--hopefully blocking some possible poop trajectories and also giving the swallow families more room to perch. Source: Keio Corporation As you can see above, the boards are done up with a cute illustration of a swallow family gathering together, so hopefully they'll get the picture. While it's hard to predict how effective the boards will be, Keio has stated that they hope it both keeps swallow poop out of people's way (and hair!) and also provides a cozy alternative to swallows who have nowhere else to build their nests. At the very least, it's an example of some of the well thought out conveniences and hospitality found in Japan, all while keeping the birds in mind. By - Big Neko. Source:Keio Corporation Tags: Birds / Hospitality / Japan / Keio Line / Swallows / Tokyo / Trains grape Japan Tokyo Railway Installs “Nesting Boards” In Stations For Birds With No Other Options Related Article Mosaic Sushi: Japanese Art Food Trend Makes Sushi Even More Beautiful Japanese Fan Embroiders Incredible Stop Motion Animation Of The Kirby Dance For His 25th Anniversary This Photographer Shows Why Kyoto is One of The Most Beautiful Places on Earth Be A Crazy Cat Lady (Or Dude) In Your Sleep With This Cat Futon AnimeJapan 2016 Offering Goods Merging Anime And Traditional Japanese Craft Can NBA Trend Of “Ninja Headbands” Unlock Shinobi Powers To Beat The Golden State Warriors?