Tokyo Metro

Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo Metro

Eat the walls, ceilings, floors and stairs of a dozen different stations!

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The Vending Train: World’s only vending machine made from a retired Japanese train【Video】

Complete with hilariously modified rail announcements.

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Shonen Jump’s anime heroes punch huge craters in Shinjuku Station, create photo spots

The stars of Jump Force all have serious beef with Tokyo Metro, leaving some seriously cool craters behind.

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Tokyo subway bribes people with free noodles to get them to take earlier, non-rush hour trains

Reward tiers promise better toppings if more people take the off-peak trains.

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Commuter chaos at Shibuya Station after glass window breaks on door of crowded Japanese train

Crowds came to a standstill at rush hour as staff inspected the damage.

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Awesomely adorable Pokémon subway trains start service in downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Pikavee Special Trains let you ride the rails with Pikachu, Eevee, and their pals, and can even take you to the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

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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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Messaging app LINE experiments with service to help pregnant women find seats on trains

The app connects expectant mothers looking for empty seats with passengers wanting to relinquish theirs.

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Smartphone app finds empty restroom stalls in Tokyo subway station, makes pooing easier than ever

Because the last thing you want to do is wander through one of Tokyo’s massive stations while trying to hold in a dump.

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Tokyo subway ”phantom station” reveals itself to passengers for first time in nearly 90 years

Akihabara-area Ginza Line station hasn’t been used since before World War II.

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Tokyo Metro puzzle game is back for 2017

Can you solve the mystery lurking in the tunnels under Tokyo?

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Tokyo Metro’s official mascot stirs up debate with eye-catching appearance

The city’s subway operator can’t decide whether their mascot should look like a muppet or a sexy service manager.

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Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.

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Tokyo Metro employs megaphone translation tech at station near Harajuku

The underground train operator has commissioned several real-time translation megaphones to facilitate communication with foreign customers.

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Venture through the Tokyo Metro Network to complete the Ghibli Quiz Rally!

Would you like to go on a scavenger hunt through Tokyo Metro’s maze of subways with Studio Ghibli? Well, if you’re in Tokyo between July and September, you’re in luck!

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Tokyo Metro has a new request, “Eat our vegetables!”

“Buying local” is about to have a whole new meaning in the Tokyo area soon since the Tokyo Metro is going to start selling vegetables that have been grown really locally. Called Tokyo Salad, these special veggies are being marketed as some of the freshest vegetables that are grown close to home.

But if you look around Tokyo, you’ll be really hard pressed to find much farming land. So where exactly are they growing these local foods?

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Give a stranger a flower: Art exhibit & a Parisienne in Tokyo leads to smile seen round the world

If you’re sad that December is coming to a close and aren’t quite ready to stop basking in the holiday spirit, here’s a story (albeit a non-Christmas one) from the heart of Tokyo that’s sure to give you the warm fuzzies. Originally made popular in English on the image-hosting site Imgur, this tale of a stranger’s unexpected act of kindness traveled back to Japan where it happened, thanks to the Internet, and subsequently brought smiles to scads of Japanese netizens’ faces.

Read their reactions at the end of the article, after learning about how Lee Mingwei’s participatory art installation and 22-year-old Alice’s seemingly small yet impactful act of courage brightened the day of a metro worker named Daisuke and reddened his ears. As one online commenter put it, “I bet this guy never imagined that his smile would spread joy all around the world!”

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Dedicated railroad otaku creates the digital swiss army knife of Tokyo Metro maps

This past year the Tokyo Metro has been brought to life in many different ways, ranging from a spaghetti-alien map to, well, a 3-D spaghetti-alien map. But it’s the latest re-imagining of the Tokyo Metro in the highly versatile SVG format that’s currently causing a lot of commotion online.

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Behold: Tokyo’s labrynthine subway map in 3-D form!

If you’ve ever used the Tokyo Metro, or even browsed maps of the rail network online, you’ll know that it is a positive maze of lines, colours, numbers and names that even locals sometimes have trouble navigating. Compared to the London Underground or even New York’s massive subway system, the Tokyo Metro is absolute chaos on paper, making us wonder how it could possibly all run so smoothly on a daily basis.

Thanks to one Tokyo University graduate’s efforts, however, we now know exactly what is going on beneath our feet, with this three-dimensional model filled with coloured liquids representing every twist, turn, climb and dip the Metro’s tunnels make in real life.

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Woman falls onto Subway line, mistaken for hand luggage by station employee

On June 10, Japanese underground railway network Tokyo Metro made an official statement about an incident in which a woman, who fell onto the Hibiya subway line at Roppongi station, was mistaken for hand luggage by the employee on duty at the time. Not realizing the full seriousness of the matter, the station employee then gave the go ahead for the train, which was stationary at the platform at the time, to continue forward on to its next destination.

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