trains

Downtown Tokyo set to open its most important train station in 50 years, and now it has a name

Did the planners take our readers’ suggestion for the new Yamanote Line stop?

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Autonomous AI security robot spotted patrolling Tokyo train station【Photos】

Self-controlled robo guard scans for dangerous individuals and suspicious packages, would probably look adorable with a police officer’s uniform.

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Japanese company uses real futons as advertising posters on Tokyo trains

Passengers are going crazy for the mini futons, saying they wish they could snuggle up to them on their daily commute.

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Naked man found sitting inside locker at Japanese train station

And he didn’t pick a warm city to do it in, either.

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Abandoned subway station in Tokyo open to the public for a limited time!

Whether you like trains or really old buildings, you’ll want to check out this limited-time attraction in Tokyo.

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Japanese government to outlaw carrying unbound knives on trains starting next year

No-more-knives rule comes after bullet train slashing in which passenger lost his life.

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New train ad in Japan advocates for leaving texts a while without a response, sparks debate

These new train safety ads tell travelers that any friends who’d drop you for a late response aren’t friends at all.

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Posters of SoraNews24 ace reporter Mr. Sato appear in one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations【Pics】

Mr. Sato isn’t a doctor, but he plays one in these posters.

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Bullets on the bullet train as three men found carrying guns on Japan’s Shinkansen

Armed group turned out to have legal reason for packing heat.

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Crazy cosplay team dresses up as Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train for an important reason【Videos】

Shrinking town wants its unique cosplayers to help put it on travelers’ maps.

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Woman jailed after entering Japanese train cabin with key bought at online auction

Japan’s rail security is being brought into question after a rail enthusiast accessed a locked crew compartment while the train was in operation.

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Man runs across tracks of Tokyo’s busiest train station after secretly filming woman’s skirt【Vid】

Says he didn’t think he’d get arrested, is quickly proven wrong.

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Japanese man strikes sleeping woman in head with his phone after she leans on him in train【Video】

A needlessly violent reaction to an everyday problem.

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Turtle spotted riding Tokyo subway makes commuting in Japan’s busiest city adorable【Video】

Witness regrets letting “destiny” slip through his fingers after the unexpected meeting.

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Japanese man gets caught cheating on his girlfriend because of an earthquake

Sudden confrontation leaves him trembling, but not from the ground shaking.

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Commuter chaos around Tokyo during peak hour after Typhoon Trami hits Japan 【Pics & Video】

Commuters were forced to line up outside train stations around the city as staff restricted entry due to suspended services.

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From Tokyo to Hokkaido for under 50 bucks in train tickets–Part 2 of our Japanese rail voyage

The conclusion of our slow-life adventure to Japan’s northernmost prefecture with trains, hot springs, and so muh delicious seafood.

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From Tokyo to Tohoku for less than 25 bucks? Our epic Seishun 18 Ticket Japanese train voyage

Skip the Shinkansen and savor the journey with Japan’s ultra-affordable unlimited-use one-day rail passes.

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There’s a cool surprise waiting on the platform of Nakano Station, Tokyo’s other otaku paradise

Got some leftover change after a day of pop culture treasure-hunting? Then this JR station has a vending machine you’ll want to check out.

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Police officer cleared of indecency charges after riding train with pants’ zipper open

Tokyo High Court ruled the defendant wasn’t exposing self, just flying low.

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