trains

Woman decides to go for a walk on the busiest train tracks at Shibuya Station【Video】

Gives odd explanation for dangerous behavior.

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Kyoto Station is a bad place to be in a snowstorm, videos show

The building’s cool design isn’t the best fit for freezing weather.

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Japan’s random-destination roll-the-dice Shinkansen travel packages are back and better than ever

JR West’s Tabikoro random train/hotel packages are a gamble where you really can’t lose.

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We travel across the city like royalty — Hiroshima streetcar turns into fancy, private dining area

Our reporter travelled around Hiroshima City like a king in his own private tram.

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Tokyo train operator begins issuing body cameras, but it’s not employee conduct that worries them

JR East implements new policy in time for New Year’s.

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Why do seats at some Japanese station platforms face away from the trains?

Unusual design in Kansai is a clever example of thoughtful customer service, designed specifically with the user in mind.

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Drunk Japanese politician in trouble for doing pullups inside moving train【Video】

Says he has no memory of why he thought that’d be a good idea.

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Is it OK to play with Pokémon card on the Shinkansen? A bullet train manners debate

Japanese comedian calls out “bad manners” of Pokémon-playing friends, but not everyone thinks his take is the very best.

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New Year’s Eve plans in Tokyo? Tokyo Metro won’t be running any extra late-night trains this year

You might need to pack it in early or be prepared to go all night.

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We travel to Gohoro Station, a tiny, remote station between tunnels in the mountains of Hokkaido

A mystical, hidden place only serviced by two trains per day: secret gem, or portal to another world?

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One of Tokyo’s busiest subway lines is adding women-only cars

Policy seeks to protect female passengers from gropers.

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The 5 best Japanese bento to buy at Kyoto Station

These ekiben are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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We visit Evangelion’s real-life Village-3, a hidden gem where time has stopped【Photos】

A must-see for fans of Evangelion and trains in general!

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Ramen-based fuel now powers one of Japan’s most beautiful sightseeing railways

Leftover tonkotsu broth gets a new purpose in Kyushu.

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Japanese train becomes a restaurant at this sleepy countryside station

A very unique place to eat. 

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Secret staff cafeteria in Osaka is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets

This super cheap find is open to the public, so join us as we walk you through how to eat there.

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Amazing time-lapse-style video shows 150-year history of the growth of train stations in Japan

Points of light shine bright, and sometimes disappear, in this fascinating look at the last century and a half.

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Japan’s laziest, least motivated train station ticket gate charms the Internet【Photos】

It’s not Kurashiki’s most famous attraction, but it might be its most unique.

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Real-life Spirited Away train line found in Japan?

Waterside train route in rural Japan looks like a scene from a Studio Ghibli film.

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Secret staff cafeteria at this Japanese train station is still open…for those in the know

Eat where the rail employees eat, at super cheap prices. 

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