Japanese trains

Woman jailed after entering Japanese train cabin with key bought at online auction

Japan’s rail security is being brought into question after a rail enthusiast accessed a locked crew compartment while the train was in operation.

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Commuter chaos around Tokyo during peak hour after Typhoon Trami hits Japan 【Pics & Video】

Commuters were forced to line up outside train stations around the city as staff restricted entry due to suspended services.

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Woman suffers burns after aluminium can explodes at Shinjuku Station

Police were called to the scene early this morning.

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Man boards women-only carriage on Japanese train, gets his glasses knocked off【Video】

Women weren’t happy to see the man board their carriage, but he wasn’t going to let them have their way without a fight.

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Japanese train passenger records journey that looks like a scene from a Makoto Shinkai anime film

People around the country are in awe of the clip, which was taken without the use of filters or any editing software.

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Osaka earthquake hits city during peak hour, passengers freed after trains suspended

Rail staff were put to the test as they guided passengers through tunnels and emergency slides during their busiest hours.

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Human body parts found in crack on bonnet of Shinkansen bullet train

About 200 passengers were on board when the discovery was made.

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We visit Tokyo Station…outside of Tokyo

Travel off the beaten track to the capital’s little-known lookalike station.

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JR West unveils new Japanese long distance train with special features for passengers

This is an extra special rail experience, even by Japanese standards.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special kawaii interiors

JR West has finally revealed what the new bullet train will look like inside. 

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen bullet train to debut in Japan this summer

The world-famous Sanrio character wants to welcome you onboard her very own high-speed train.

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Enjoy hanami cherry blossom viewing on the Ginza Line Sakura Train in Tokyo

The special train will only be in operation for a limited time.

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Tokyo Metro to begin playing classical background music on Hibiya Line trains

This is the first Japanese railway company to broadcast music on their trains.

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Tokyo’s new Keio Liner train debuts next month with special features and reserved seating

New service guarantees you a seat on the ride home during peak rush hour periods.

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Tokyo snowfall, the heaviest in four years, causes chaos in the capital 【Photos】

The unusual weather conditions caused major disruptions around the metropolis.

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Stranded passengers on Shinkansen bullet train served out-of-date bread during typhoon

The stale bread was given to people travelling on the popular route from Tokyo to Osaka.

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Passengers evacuate train during typhoon after it gets hit by lightning and fills up with smoke

This video shows what happens inside a train when lightning strikes a carriage.

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Coincidental station name and Cardcaptor Sakura ad placement on Tokyo train is all too perfect

The silly coincidence also teaches us the importance of kanji!

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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Donald Trump fronts Twitter ads on Japan’s rail network【Photos】

Written entirely in Japanese and without any English text, foreign visitors are wondering what on earth these ads mean.

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