Japanese trains

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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What to do if your phone battery dies when using a mobile transit pass on a Japanese train

Avoid getting stuck inside the train station forever with these handy solutions.

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Japanese idol goes viral for display of superpowers at train station【Video】

All in a day’s work for this creative idol.

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Searching for Totoro at Totoro Station in Totoro, Japan

Join us for a journey to the countryside to find the forest giant from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro

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The Japanese train station famous for mysterious dancing cats

Magical legend lives on at Odoriba Station.

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What it’s like to buy a canned railway stone in Japan

A can full of playfulness and surprises.

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Shinkansen ice cream sales suspended on board bullet train, sell out online

These Shinkansen-exclusive ice creams are so famous they even have their own hashtag.

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Japan’s Moonlight Nagara train service ends, leaving a hole in overnight rail travel

A sad day for travellers, especially Seishun 18 ticket holders.

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Train otaku say this is the narrowest train station platform in Japan

Where commuters have less than 40 centimetres (16 inches) of foot-space between safety lines.

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Tired of teleworking from home? Get a change of atmosphere by working in an express train!

Train lovers will love this opportunity!

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Drinking wine made from the only train station platform vineyard in Japan

This Shiojiri Station Merlot has a terroir as unique as its taste. 

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Studio Ghibli’s Totoro and the Catbus forever preserved together in new statue 【Pics & Video】

Monument unveiled by children yelling “Totoro!” plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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My Neighbour Totoro train jingles now playing at Tokorozawa Station【Videos】

Have a listen to the five new Ghibli departure melodies delighting passengers in Japan right now.

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Japanese train drivers caught performing cute in-sync movements at the station 【Video】

Looking after passengers with a big dose of kawaii. 

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Japanese train station grows wine grapes on the platform

Wait for your train under the shade of Japan’s only train station platform vineyard.

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Is this Japanese train crowded? Question divides the nation

Survey shows people in Japan have very different opinions.

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Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo 【Video】

Disturbing video shows coronavirus fears have Japanese commuters on edge.

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