train stations

Man boards women-only carriage on Japanese train, gets his glasses knocked off【Video】

Women weren’t happy to see the man board their carriage, but he wasn’t going to let them have their way without a fight.

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen Cafe: A delicious stop on the most kawaii bullet train in Japan

Get on board with the country’s cutest Shinkansen at its official limited-time cafe.

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Osaka earthquake hits city during peak hour, passengers freed after trains suspended

Rail staff were put to the test as they guided passengers through tunnels and emergency slides during their busiest hours.

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Human body parts found in crack on bonnet of Shinkansen bullet train

About 200 passengers were on board when the discovery was made.

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We visit Tokyo Station…outside of Tokyo

Travel off the beaten track to the capital’s little-known lookalike station.

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Japanese train station stirs up nostalgia with beautiful rural setting and one-carriage train

A stop-off here is like a scene from an anime movie.

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New study ranks the most notorious Japanese train stations for perverts

Voyeurs, flashers and “chikangropers are more likely to be found at these stations.

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Final Fantasy event lets riders unlock goodies and battle bosses on Tokyo’s Yamanote Line【Pics】

Unique wallpapers and boss fights are waiting to be discovered by brave heroes wielding smartphones

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Many in Japan ask, “Why don’t our train ticket machines just ask us for our destination?”

Most Japanese machines adhere to the philosophy that traveling is not about the destination, but the journey.

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Station lockers around Tokyo start closing from today due to upcoming Trump visit to Japan

The closures come well in advance of the president’s November 5 visit.

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“Can you drop a bomb on America?” Japanese man shocks commuters from tracks of busy train station

Reactions from onlookers and staff were just as disconcerting as the man’s behaviour.

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Japanese Twitter users share a secret hiding on platform five at Akihabara Station

A little-known milky paradise awaits those who know where to look at this busy station in the capital.

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Commotion at Akihabara Station as bomb squad called in to remove suspicious object

Dramatic scenes were captured on film today as specialist teams and truckloads of equipment were sent to the busy station in Tokyo.

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Navigate your way through Japan’s busiest train stations with Google Street View

Come with us as we take you through some of the interesting things you can discover inside one of the country’s most historic stations and the busiest train station in the world.

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Japanese rail employee surprises commuters with unusual-sounding announcement

The difference between this man’s appearance and the sound of his voice has everyone talking.

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Donald Trump fronts Twitter ads on Japan’s rail network【Photos】

Written entirely in Japanese and without any English text, foreign visitors are wondering what on earth these ads mean.

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Tokyo government teams up with Japanese rapper to promote roller coaster subway system【Video】

Take a look at Tokyo’s underground tunnels from the driver’s seat of a train in this awesome new music video.

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Platform 13½ set to open at Ueno Station in Tokyo

Like Hogwart’s Express, a new Japanese train is now getting its very own mysterious in-between platform.

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Star Wars and Darth Vader theme melodies now being played at Tokyo train stations 【Video】

Commuters can now feel like they’re setting off on a journey of epic proportions with these dramatic new train jingles blaring in their ears.

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This is how Japan bids farewell to a beloved 40-year-old manga series

From stairs to walkways and even escalator handrails, this Tokyo neighbourhood has created a beautiful send-off for the Guinness World Record-holding manga that made it famous.

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