stations

Akihabara in the ’80s looked very different to Tokyo’s otaku mecca today【Video】

Stroll the streets of Electric Town at a time when computers and video games were just beginning to appear on the scene

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What are these strange empty “seats” that are being spotted in Tokyo train stations?

Too high to sit on, too small to do anything else with, so why are they there?

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Akihabara’s forgotten history reveals surprising basketball court at the station

People in Japan can’t believe the otaku haven looked so different just a few decades ago. 

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Harajuku Station will be demolished after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

After three years of consultations, the fate of Tokyo’s oldest wooden station building has finally been revealed.

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Skynet sends a Terminator to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station to future-freak-out commuters【Photos】

Cyberdyne adapts to local marketing trends.

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Stranger sticks 1,000 yen in man’s hand in Japanese train restroom, for a very good reason

Forcefully given, unsolicited gifts aren’t usually what anyone wants in a public bathroom, but this was an exception.

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Talking Pikachu ticket gates now welcoming travelers in Japan at this train station【Video】

Visitors to the site of the Pikachu Outbreak get a special hello from the Pokémon star himself!

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Century-old station in Kyushu faithfully restored to original condition, Starbucks added

Starbucks aside, you can really get a feel for the Taisho era in this newly reopened landmark.

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Tokyo Station’s new guidance robot is extremely terrifying, pretty helpful【Video】

Would you rather be frightened or lost? You’ll probably need to pick one.

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This beautiful beefy bento is one of the best meals you can have on a train in Japan

Kobe beef’s fiercest rival is the star of this sukiyaki ekiben that not only tastes amazing, but sounds great too.

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Massive manga mural appears in Tokyo station with nearly 100 feet of anime’s biggest stars【Pics】

Commuting through Shibuya subway station just got a lot cooler.

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Train station in Osaka plays “most disturbing sound in human history” to announce arrivals

JR Tennoji Station musically invites you to board one of their trains bound for the…ChAOs ReAlM‽

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Tokyo train company makes sweet addition to stations so that birds can keep their nests in them

Keio cares about feathered life and its customers, and has a way to keep them both happy.

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Anime star Captain Tsubasa takes over Tokyo train station, turns ticket gate into soccer field

Beloved anime about the beautiful game inspires awesome station.

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We take a trip to the adorable Doraemon station and soak up the adorable kitty robot anime decor

Noborito Station on the Odakyu Line got a Fujiko F. Fujio facelift! We take a trip through the Anywhere Door to check it out.

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Thousands oppose Osaka Metro’s plan to change major stations in giant boats and fabric swatches

Is Osaka Metro destroying the sophistication of the city, or is it just the victim of a bunch of wet blankets?

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Downtown Tokyo set to open its most important train station in 50 years, and now it has a name

Did the planners take our readers’ suggestion for the new Yamanote Line stop?

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Posters of SoraNews24 ace reporter Mr. Sato appear in one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations【Pics】

Mr. Sato isn’t a doctor, but he plays one in these posters.

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Want to choose the name of Tokyo’s most important new station? Here’s your chance!

Tokyo’s Yamanote loop line is getting its first new station in nearly half a century, and Japan Railways wants you to give it a name.

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Possibly Japan’s most convenient apartment building, thanks to train station on its first floor

In Japan, it’s all about finding an apartment that’s close to the station, and they don’t get any closer than this one outside downtown Tokyo.

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