We saw this huge line of people waiting to get on to the cable car and thought "Oh no! This is going to be a total cluster!" I think it took less than 10 minutes for us to get on to a cable car. Admittedly it was fairly crowded. The standard American 3' bubble was not maintained but it really wasn't too bad. People were not pushing against me and I didn't feel squished at all. Bodies did come in contact with other bodies as the trolley bounced down the road but no big deal.
We get out and follow the people to where the fireworks were being launched and there were 1,000's of people quietly and patiently waiting for the fireworks to start. They had little mini tarps to sit on that had pictures on them and were a little smaller than a beach towel. Everyone was polite and they organized themselves without taking up too much space.
|Super polite and respectful Japanese crowd waiting for fireworks|
|The line extending way behind us|