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East Japan Railways phasing out magnetic paper tickets, seven other rail operators will too

New ticket system looks to cut costs and boost environment friendliness.

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Cool capsule toys recreate how Japan navigated trains in pre-smartphone days【Photos】

Tiny timetable books are packed with info about how to get from point A to point B by rail.

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New private rooms on Tokaido Shinkansen change the way we travel from Tokyo to Kyoto

The most premium way to travel on a Japanese bullet train.

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Is the new Shinkansen Train Desk ticket worth it?

We try a cheaper alternative to Japan’s premium Green Car carriages.

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JR, Tokyo Metro, other rails lines adding discounts for mentally handicapped riders, caregivers

New policy seeks to remove additional financial burden in a country where not taking the train often isn’t an option.

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New JR Shinkansen-inclusive rail pass is a huge bargain, great way to help out a region in need

The four-day Hokuriku Ouen ticket is rooting for the earthquake-stricken area of Japan.

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Sanyo Shinkansen ending in-car food cart sales (unless you’ve got the cash for first-class)

Last bastion of regular-car Shinkansen wagon sales between Tokyo and Fukuoka falls.

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Japan travel alert: Cheapest seats on fastest Shinkansen will not be offered for Golden Week

You can still use the cheap-seat ticket, but you absolutely will not get a seat.

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JR East announces awesomely cheap one-day all-you can ride pass, Shinkansen included

Get ready to feel your travel-loving heart go “Kyun!” with the Kyun Pass.

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Japan Railway’s burger chain, Becker’s, is permanently closing, taking Japan’s poutine with it

After more than three decades, it’s the end of the line for the JR station burger chain.

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10 hours, six prefecture, one 2,720-yen ticket – Testing the JR Holiday Outing train pass limits

Let’s go for a ride in east Japan…several rides, actually.

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Japan Railway to allow dogs to ride without cages on special Tokyo-Izu train

A “wonderful” idea for people with pooches.

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Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train abolishes low-priced unreserved tickets during peak travel seasons

New policy affects popular Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka route of high-speed rail network.

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Tokaido Shinkansen ending in-train food/drink sales for all non-first-class-passenger cars

Better plan ahead if you’re planning to eat on the bullet train.

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Japan’s new random-destination die-roll train tickets — Amazing bargain for just 36 bucks

If luck’s on your side, you can save 83 percent off normal train fare, and even if it’s not, you’ll still save at least 34.

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Sales of Japan’s most convenient train ticket/shopping payment cards suspended indefinitely

Suica and Pasmo have become an ubiquitous part of life and travel in Japan, but you can’t get a new card for either.

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Huge price hike for Japan Rail Pass triggers huge drop in foreign travelers who’ll buy it【Survey】

But that just might be part of JR’s plan.

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What’s the rule for where to put strollers on Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains?

Japan’s high-speed trains don’t have designated stroller spots onboard, so where should parents put theirs?

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Massive price increase announced for Japan Rail Pass, cost to jump by up to 77 percent

One of Japan’s greatest bullet train travel bargains just got shot full of holes.

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Japan’s random-destination roll-the-dice Shinkansen travel packages are back and better than ever

JR West’s Tabikoro random train/hotel packages are a gamble where you really can’t lose.

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