train stations

Mask vending machines pop up at train stations around Taiwan to help commuters avoid fines

Because you’ll be slapped with a hefty fine for not wearing a mask on the subway.

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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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Drinking wine made from the only train station platform vineyard in Japan

This Shiojiri Station Merlot has a terroir as unique as its taste. 

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Studio Ghibli’s Totoro and the Catbus forever preserved together in new statue 【Pics & Video】

Monument unveiled by children yelling “Totoro!” plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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My Neighbour Totoro train jingles now playing at Tokorozawa Station【Videos】

Have a listen to the five new Ghibli departure melodies delighting passengers in Japan right now.

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Japanese train drivers caught performing cute in-sync movements at the station 【Video】

Looking after passengers with a big dose of kawaii. 

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Japanese train station grows wine grapes on the platform

Wait for your train under the shade of Japan’s only train station platform vineyard.

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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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Japanese rail and Shinkansen bullet train announcers come together for series of cute videos

Get to know three of the people behind the “sexy” English-language voice announcements you’ll hear on public transport in Japan.

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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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How to safely apprehend a chikan pervert and protect women from being groped on a Japanese train

Helpful guide from a Japanese man who’s stepped in to stop groping on more than one occasion

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Nara City apologises after employee jumps from platform to platform across railway tracks【Video】

Dangerous stunt by Japanese civil servant gets slammed online.

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Why do Japanese stairs have red-and-yellow marks on them?

Even people in Japan are surprised to learn what they’re for.

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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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Japanese people outraged by group riding bikes through underground shopping mall in Osaka 【Video】

Group includes a man in his 40s who sees no problem with doing wheelies through Namba Station.

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Sleep next to the railroad tracks at the closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan

New accommodation recreates the feel of a high-class train cabin inside, with a priceless view outside for just US$20 a night.

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How to stop a chikan pervert from groping on a Japanese train

Japanese commuter shares a simple solution that works. 

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Typhoon Faxai causes commuter chaos during peak hour in Japan【Pics & Video】

Commuters waited in jaw-dropping queues that stretched for several blocks outside train stations in and around Tokyo. 

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