trains

The cool secret hidden in Tokyo Metro pillars at Ginza station

Subtle design details make the station and its passengers feel much more calm and pleasant.

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Tokyo Metro adds platform display showing where least crowded parts of the next train will be

Test program could help Tokyo commuters go from crazy crowded commutes to simply very crowded commutes.

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Our reporter can’t resist mystery of always-shut door being open on Tokyo subway station platform

He didn’t know where it would lead, but he had to find out.

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Japanese public broadcaster issues apology for calling a train a “train”

Rail otaku take NHK to task.

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“Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars” announcement angers Japan

Tokyo station employee could have chosen better words.

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JR East to release official train simulator on Steam on 20 September

Take control of some of the world’s busiest train lines.

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All-you-can-ride Shinkansen deal coming to Japan for a limited time

Unlimited travel pass comes with a slew of extra perks.

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Sushi chef drops knives on the train, causes panic and delays

You should never take your work home with you.

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Calendar of photos from often maligned train otaku community to be sold by JR East

Finally, some train photography without any head trauma or swearing.

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Train driver’s locked tablet with forgotten password leads to big delay on Fukushima line

Growing pains of digitizing trains in Japan.

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Japan’s “station closest to the sea” lives up to its name【Photos】

”Blue ocean” is part of this station’s name, and they’re not kidding.

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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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We roll the die on Japan’s new random-destination train tickets

How to buy a cheap ticket to…somewhere. 

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Kyoto Station’s hidden-in-plain-sight curry should be the last thing you eat before leaving town

Extremely eggy curry udon is just one reason why this restaurant is perfect for a pre-departure meal on your last day in Kyoto.

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Japan’s random-destination roll-the-die train tickets: An amazingly cheap way to go…somewhere

Seven great destinations and a chance to save almost 150,000 yen if you’re especially lucky.

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Saitama man arrested for making 9,313 false reservations on luxury trains

Caught in a bad Romancecar.

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Our otaku reporter Seiji rides the slowest train to Chichibu–and his coworker flips out

What’s so wrong with taking the local train to Chichibu?

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New sushi train toy makes sushi for you, then delivers it, and is exactly what we want【Video】

A functional sushi factory for your dinner table.

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Cool bullet train phone charging stand plays train jingles when you put your phone on it

It’s the perfect gift for a bullet train otaku!

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The smallest Family Mart in Japan closes down

Customers say sayonara to a convenience store icon at a very unusual location.

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