Japanese train stations

This unstaffed Japanese train station is like a Ghibli anime come to life

Little-known gem has one of the most beautiful views in Japan.

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Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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What’s the real reason for the ‘floating’ 3-D signs at Haneda Airport?

Ignore these pop-up signs at your own peril!

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New ‘floating’ 3-D signs at this Japanese train station make you feel like you’re in a video game

Blurring the lines between reality and augmented reality.

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The secret staff cafeteria at a Japanese train station that few people know about

It’s like a dungeon quest, but anyone who finds this special door can enjoy the cheap meals hidden behind it.

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Cat becomes head priest at Japanese shrine

Feline stationmaster takes on a new role at a special ceremony.

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The Japanese train station where staff bow to departing passengers

The heartwarming beauty of country life captured in a charming new video.

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New Japanese mascot character: A train station monster that grabs children who don’t mind the gap

Kind of like a Japanese version of Pennywise the Clown. 

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Attempted murder at a Japanese train station

Suspect says stranger “was in my way”.

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Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth in a can: the hottest drink of the season?

Well, this turned out to be completely different to what we were expecting. 

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Vending machine makes commuters smile at Japanese train station

Tokyo station lives up to its name with a good old-fashioned pun.

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Time to drink Ippudo tonkotsu ramen broth from a can, only at Japanese vending machines

Popular ramen chain wants us to recharge with pork broth on the go!

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Tokyo Station Waterscape Toilet looks more like an aquarium than a bathroom

Latest technology to “provide healing and surprise”.

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Shinjuku Station’s new mascot character gets lost at the station, in more ways than one

Cute character flies under the radar, but there’s a special prize for those who can hunt it down!

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Retro Japanese train is our new favourite office space

Like teleworking with Sen and No Face from Spirited Away

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There’s a secret free souvenir hiding inside this Japanese train station

A limited-time memento that pays homage to a local folklore legend.

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Tokyo farewells Japan’s only double-decker Shinkansen with a special escalator at the station

An escalator ride like no other. 

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Tokyo station becomes first in the city to install an inclined elevator

All part of Japan’s dedication to “people friendly movement” in public spaces.

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Tokyo train stations get new Olympic melodies and signage for the Games

We check out the Tokyo 2020 official beat music being played at four special locations.

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Can you spot the hidden cats at this Tokyo train station?

Only commuters with a sharp eye will be able to spot them all.

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