Japanese trains

The 5 best Japanese bento to buy at Kyoto Station

These ekiben are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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Japanese train becomes a restaurant at this sleepy countryside station

A very unique place to eat. 

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Real-life Spirited Away train line found in Japan?

Waterside train route in rural Japan looks like a scene from a Studio Ghibli film.

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Emergency drill “assailant” on Japanese train goes viral for being too good at the job 【Video】

Stand-ins look genuinely scared when this man gets into character. 

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All-you-can-ride Shinkansen deal coming to Japan for a limited time

Unlimited travel pass comes with a slew of extra perks.

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Cool bullet train phone charging stand plays train jingles when you put your phone on it

It’s the perfect gift for a bullet train otaku!

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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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U.S. Ambassador wins fans in Japan with his love of local trains…and puns

Japanese train otaku recognise Ambassador Emanuel as a fellow railway geek during his “weekend of firsts”.

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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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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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Japanese freight container bento satisfies our hunger for unusual lunches

A lunchbox so popular its makers can’t keep up with demand.

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What’s the true reason for Japanese train delays classed as “customer support”?

When you hear this term being used on trains, it’s often a euphemism for something more serious.

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Attempted murder at a Japanese train station

Suspect says stranger “was in my way”.

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Japan’s most annoying train behaviours: Passengers reveal the things that irk them most

Stay on everyone’s good side with these pointers on Japanese train etiquette.

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That time a stranger gave us money on a Japanese train

We’re still not quite sure why it happened. 

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Magical train ride through Japan’s autumn leaves is like travelling to a different world【Video】

Rail company makes passengers dreams come true at this special “Maple Tunnel” in Kyoto

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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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Retro Japanese train is our new favourite office space

Like teleworking with Sen and No Face from Spirited Away

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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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