trains

Studio Ghibli releases its first-ever train jingles, to be played at one special Japanese station

Monument also to be erected in the shape of Totoro.

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Tokyo’s newest mascot character is a rabbit who’s permanently sad【Photos】

But it’s not the rush hour crowds that have this Japan Railway bunny feeling blue.

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Can you spot the problem with this Tokyo subway sign in this tale of awesome customer service?

One day after it was pointed out on social media, it was fixed.

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Tokyo trains set to become less convenient with new last train schedule

The biggest pain in the butt about trains in Tokyo is going to get more painful.

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Japanese train drivers caught performing cute in-sync movements at the station 【Video】

Looking after passengers with a big dose of kawaii. 

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Japan Railways announces a Pixar themed bullet train to commemorate anniversary

To southern Japan… and beyond!

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Is that the Japanese bullet train in your underwear, or are you just happy to see me?

Shinkansen underwear lets you show (or hide) your love of Japan’s fastest trains.

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Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall【Photos】

It looks like a science fiction monster of the week, but it’s actually a salute the millennia-old past.

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Wait, why is there a train at this gas station in Japan?【Photos】

Yep, that’s an actual train, but aren’t gas stations supposed to be for cars?

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Japanese train station grows wine grapes on the platform

Wait for your train under the shade of Japan’s only train station platform vineyard.

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Plus-size Japanese model lets her anger fly in new-type anti-train groper posters

Designer is tired of posters that focus on what women should do to protect themselves.

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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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