stations

The cool secret hidden in Tokyo Metro pillars at Ginza station

Subtle design details make the station and its passengers feel much more calm and pleasant.

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Our reporter can’t resist mystery of always-shut door being open on Tokyo subway station platform

He didn’t know where it would lead, but he had to find out.

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Japan’s “station closest to the sea” lives up to its name【Photos】

”Blue ocean” is part of this station’s name, and they’re not kidding.

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Kyoto Station’s hidden-in-plain-sight curry should be the last thing you eat before leaving town

Extremely eggy curry udon is just one reason why this restaurant is perfect for a pre-departure meal on your last day in Kyoto.

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Strawberry mochi dumpling vending machine made our Japanese station dungeon crawl worth it

Delving into the depths for daifuku.

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This simple picture of a stairway is worth a thousand words about Japanese culture

Commitment to being considerate leaves a literal mark in Tokyo station.

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Two Tokyo train stations getting Harry Potter-style makeovers

Hogsmeade Station serves as inspiration for closest stop to new permanent Harry Potter museum.

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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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Japanese train station returns lost item to customer with a heartwarming message

Rail staff know how bad it feels to lose an item during your travels.

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Newest Japanese vending machine crush: Keikyu’s kimchi vending machine!【Taste test】

For those times when you’ve got someplace to be, and you’ve also got a craving for kimchi.

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Japanese trains now even more convenient as new service lets you pick up groceries at station

Allows commuters to skip supermarket detour and stay on the straight track to dinner.

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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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Japanese rail fans heartbroken as Tokyo-area Keikyu chooses to retire its last pata pata sign

It’s a sign of the times as sign loved for its sound and style gets swept aside for more modern alternative.

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Attack on Titan rice ball is as titanic as the Japanese anime

Convenience store onigiri just got a whole lot more colossal. 

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Tokyo gets its first subway station ramen vending machine

Three popular chains offering frozen ramen packs for people riding the subway but thinking about noodles.

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We got our first “rail seal stamp” and an extra splash of happiness at a train station in Fukuoka

This stop is undoubtedly the first of many in our new countrywide, railway-hopping quest to stamp ’em all.

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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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Japanese train operator scraps plan to identify past offenders with facial recognition camera

JR East representatives say change of plans is due to “lack of societal consent”.

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Tokyo Revengers anime/manga takes over Tokyo Station with dozens of character posters【Photos】

Tokyo Revengers become the Nippon Revengers with special salutes to all the prefectures of Japan.

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Acid attack occurs at Tokyo subway station as man gets sulfuric acid thrown in his face

Police are looking for attacker seen in security footage whose actions also injured innocent woman.

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