trains

Train conductor left behind by own train in Japanese countryside, proves he didn’t really need it

His coworker probably owes him a nice dinner, though.

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U.S. Ambassador wins fans in Japan with his love of local trains…and puns

Japanese train otaku recognise Ambassador Emanuel as a fellow railway geek during his “weekend of firsts”.

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This simple picture of a stairway is worth a thousand words about Japanese culture

Commitment to being considerate leaves a literal mark in Tokyo station.

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Japan Rail West offering chance to sleep in a platypus’ mouth

Great for fans of strange mammals and/or contactless payment services.

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Japan reality edges closer to anime with Japan Railway’s VR-style humanoid robot

Step 1 towards the world of Patlabor is complete.

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Set of 4,368 train tickets goes on sale to commemorate Japan Railways 150th anniversary

The collection comes in a set of six binders so you can display all 4,368 of your tickets easily.

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Sayonara, trash cans – Tokyo to remove last receptacles next month

Passengers asked to take their trash home with them.

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Japan Rail apologises for discrimination “misunderstanding” with Russian sign

Railway company’s dedication to customer service backfires, landing it in hot water instead. 

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Japanese sightseeing train offers amazing luxury…for prices starting at 1.3 million yen per room

Multi-day journeys are both an elegant and an expensive way to see the wonders of Kyushu.

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Osaka Metro to test stores where you can pay with your face, even with a mask

What are robbers supposed to do now?

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Two Tokyo train stations getting Harry Potter-style makeovers

Hogsmeade Station serves as inspiration for closest stop to new permanent Harry Potter museum.

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Japanese school bag collaborates with a limited express train company for one awesome bag

Give your little train otaku a bag they’ll use for years.

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VR metaverse of Akihabara Station being made by JR East, netizens scoff at early quality

This looks like something from a PlayStation 2 game,” one netizen commented.

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Anime franchise Uma Musume takes over trains in Tokyo with horse girl artwork【Photos】

Fans of the series that turned real race horses into cute anime girls will definitely want to ride this.

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The secret staff cafeteria at a Japanese train station that few people know about

It’s like a dungeon quest, but anyone who finds this special door can enjoy the cheap meals hidden behind it.

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In search of Japan’s biggest tanuki, we stumble across something equally big

Japanese raccoon dogs are known for their large…ahem, appendages. But which one is the largest of them all?

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We visit a train station in historical ninja town, see ninja trick art, and become ninjas ourselves

Koka City was once home to the legendary Koga Ninja Clan, and the local station pays homage with some fun trick art! 

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Japanese train station returns lost item to customer with a heartwarming message

Rail staff know how bad it feels to lose an item during your travels.

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The Japanese train station where staff bow to departing passengers

The heartwarming beauty of country life captured in a charming new video.

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Massive blizzard creates crazy snow scenes in Sapporo【Photos, videos】

Heaviest snows in nearly a decade completely stop all train service going into or out of Sapporo Station.

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