trains

Shinkansen bullet train tickets go half-off until spring of next year in east Japan travel push

11 different routes from Tokyo offering huge discounts.

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89-year-old train line in rural Hokkaido shuts down, but lives on through touching video tribute

The train line wasn’t completely forgotten in its final days due to one videographer’s determination and passion.

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A creepy new wrinkle to Japan’s chikan train groper schemes, and how to counter it

If you’re not sure if that old man is really in need of assistance, you don’t have to be the one to help.

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New Shinkansen luggage rules start today, set to make travel more expensive and less convenient

Get out your tape measure, because you might need a more expensive seat and special reservation, or cash to pay an extra charge.

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Back to work, and back to packed commuter trains in coronavirus emergency state-Tokyo【Photos】

Timing of government’s extension of nationwide state of emergency could be contributing to worse commuting conditions.

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Japanese train station installs chalkboards for people to write their post-corona hopes and dreams

Old-school design feature promises that happy days will come again and encourages community to share what it’s looking forward to.

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Video shows final moment for Harajuku Station as Tokyo landmark closes after 96 years in service

Farewell, Harajuku Station…and hello, Harajuku Station!

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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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Robot noodle chef starts working in Tokyo train station, serves up taste of the future【Video】

Our resident noodle expert tries out the robo soba.

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Four things our new-mother reporter felt riding the Tokyo subway with her baby

Our reporter worried she and her baby would be harassed on the trains, but what she experienced was quite unexpected.

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Is this Japanese train crowded? Question divides the nation

Survey shows people in Japan have very different opinions.

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Angry confrontation breaks out after man coughs on Yamanote Line train in Tokyo 【Video】

Disturbing video shows coronavirus fears have Japanese commuters on edge.

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Japanese woman’s heartwarming train encounter reminds us all not to judge too quickly

Japanese woman’s uncomfortable experience on train actually turns out to be something much more positive.

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Crazy photo shows how Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station can be as confusing as a video game dungeon

If it’s your first time going through Japan’s busiest train station, this “helpful” sign might not make things much easier.

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The real-life Ash/Satoshi just gave away a Pikachu to brighten a child’s day in Japan

The only thing better than catching ‘em all is giving one away to put a smile on a stranger’s face.

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Train brought to emergency stop because someone coughed in it

Commuters starting to turn on their unmasked peers.

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Old-school train car and tourist information center in Shibuya set to move to Akita this summer

The iconic green train car that sits in front of Shibuya Station’s Hachiko statue is finding a new home.

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Japan’s best train pass, the Japan Rail Pass, finally being made available for purchase online

After years of complicated and added-expense hoops to jump through, JR will start letting international travelers buy their passes online and inside their home countries.

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Yamanote trains in Tokyo display unique poster ads that look like paper but move like video

Electronic Paper and E Ink create a moving display for the opening of Takanawa Gateway Station

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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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