trains

Man passes away on Tokyo train, no one notices until nearly 12 hours and 650 kilometers later

Man’s body continued to make trips back and forth across downtown Tokyo until the end of the day.

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Studio Ghibli and Tokyo Metro team up for summer stamp rally with adorable Catbus prize

But you’ll want to act fast.

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East Japan Railways phasing out magnetic paper tickets, seven other rail operators will too

New ticket system looks to cut costs and boost environment friendliness.

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These Tokyo train ticket machines have a cool way of helping you if you bought the wrong ticket

West Tokyo rail operator’s video shows clever design feature.

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Japan has a Ghibli train where you can travel by the sea with Spirited Away’s No Face and Chihiro

Like riding the magical anime seaside train in real life!

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Right now’s the best time of year for a ride on Tokyo’s often-forgotten streetcar line【Photos】

Beautiful blossoms and a taste of the slow life are waiting on the Arakawa Line.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals in Japan now come with Shinkansen robots

Transforming Shinkalion mecha put the happy in Happy Meal.

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New vending machines at Shinjuku Station emit scent, play projection mapping with your purchase

The Bench has the most exciting, futuristic vending machines in Tokyo.

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Cool capsule toys recreate how Japan navigated trains in pre-smartphone days【Photos】

Tiny timetable books are packed with info about how to get from point A to point B by rail.

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You can now buy Shinkansen first-class oshibori moist towelettes online, no ticket required

A touch of Green Car class even if you’re not taking the bullet train.

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Shinkansen station platforms now have…Baskin Robbins ice cream vending machines!

Bullet train travel in Japan just got a whole lot tastier. 

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Harajuku Station’s beautiful old wooden building is set to return, with a new complex around it

Newly released design shows how the former station building will blend into a more modern landscape.

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Beautiful Red and Blue Star luxury trains set to be Japan’s new Hokkaido travel stars

Two ways to really enjoy the ride in Japan’s biggest prefecture.

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New private rooms on Tokaido Shinkansen change the way we travel from Tokyo to Kyoto

The most premium way to travel on a Japanese bullet train.

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The oldest tunnel in Japan is believed to be haunted, and strange things happen when we go there

Spirits from the past live on at this abandoned site in the mountains. 

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Is the new Shinkansen Train Desk ticket worth it?

We try a cheaper alternative to Japan’s premium Green Car carriages.

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JR, Tokyo Metro, other rails lines adding discounts for mentally handicapped riders, caregivers

New policy seeks to remove additional financial burden in a country where not taking the train often isn’t an option.

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Not so fast! Japan’s super-high-speed maglev Shinkansen line opening has been officially delayed

Chuo Shinkansen will take you from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes…but no one is sure when.

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Foreign passenger shoves conductor on one of the last full runs for Japan’s Thunderbird train

Tokkyuken check leads to altercation and delay.

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Stay in a special Tokyo Metro train room at a hotel with a front seat to the railways

You don’t have to be a train otaku to enjoy all the unusual perks included in this accommodation plan.

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