stations

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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The strange seasonal surprise hanging from the ceiling of this station in rural Japan【Photos】

Nakanojo welcomes you to Gunma with a beautiful local tradition you won’t find at any other station in Japan.

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Japan’s “new normal” train manners poster: 7 steps for safe travel during the pandemic

Beloved character Doraemon fronts new manners campaign for trains in and around the Kyoto region.

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Tokyo train stations to host Super Mario box/character art displays to celebrate 35th anniversary

Nintendo’s flagship franchise reaches a milestone.

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Tokyo’s newest mascot character is a rabbit who’s permanently sad【Photos】

But it’s not the rush hour crowds that have this Japan Railway bunny feeling blue.

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Can you spot the problem with this Tokyo subway sign in this tale of awesome customer service?

One day after it was pointed out on social media, it was fixed.

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Morons caught blasting adult-video audio inside one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations

But it wasn’t naked people that they wanted to watch.

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Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall【Photos】

It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but it’s actually a salute the millennia-old past.

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A creepy new wrinkle to Japan’s chikan train groper schemes, and how to counter it

If you’re not sure if that old man is really in need of assistance, you don’t have to be the one to help.

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Japanese train station installs chalkboards for people to write their post-corona hopes and dreams

Old-school design feature promises that happy days will come again and encourages community to share what it’s looking forward to.

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Video shows final moment for Harajuku Station as Tokyo landmark closes after 96 years in service

Farewell, Harajuku Station…and hello, Harajuku Station!

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Empty Tokyo train stations look like video game dungeons 【Photos】

Keep your wits about you — you never know what might appear as you walk these underground tunnels.

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Robot noodle chef starts working in Tokyo train station, serves up taste of the future【Video】

Our resident noodle expert tries out the robo soba.

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Crazy photo shows how Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station can be as confusing as a video game dungeon

If it’s your first time going through Japan’s busiest train station, this “helpful” sign might not make things much easier.

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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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