trains

Welcome to Inami Station, where these adorable frogs keep you company as you wait for your train

Once again, the reason for cute and quirky stuff in Japan is a pun.

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All aboard the “Merry Christmask” train in Mie Prefecture

Look up “bittersweet” in the dictionary and you might just see the Merry Christmask train.

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Mask vending machines pop up at train stations around Taiwan to help commuters avoid fines

Because you’ll be slapped with a hefty fine for not wearing a mask on the subway.

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Train otaku say this is the narrowest train station platform in Japan

Where commuters have less than 40 centimetres (16 inches) of foot-space between safety lines.

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The strange seasonal surprise hanging from the ceiling of this station in rural Japan【Photos】

Nakanojo welcomes you to Gunma with a beautiful local tradition you won’t find at any other station in Japan.

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Drinking wine made from the only train station platform vineyard in Japan

This Shiojiri Station Merlot has a terroir as unique as its taste. 

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JR West comes up with brilliant plan to save turtles and prevent train delays, touches netizens

Good for the humans, and good for the turtles, too!

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Studio Ghibli’s Totoro and the Catbus forever preserved together in new statue 【Pics & Video】

Monument unveiled by children yelling “Totoro!” plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Tokyo train passengers team up to take down thief who stole sleeping man’s wallet【Videos】

Quick thinking leads to swift justice on the last train of the night.

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My Neighbour Totoro train jingles now playing at Tokorozawa Station【Videos】

Have a listen to the five new Ghibli departure melodies delighting passengers in Japan right now.

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Japan’s “new normal” train manners poster: 7 steps for safe travel during the pandemic

Beloved character Doraemon fronts new manners campaign for trains in and around the Kyoto region.

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Japanese theatres welcome Thomas the Tank Engine’s newest train, a Japanese shinkansen, in 2021

Spring 2021 heralds the Japanese theatrical release of a Thomas movie starring a Japanese bullet train!

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Student gets locked inside Japanese station after the last train

Trapped student sends out an SOS on Twitter when staff close the shutters on him during a toilet emergency.

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Faster! Japan’s Shinkansen to get speed boost along Tohoku route

Good news if you want to get there even faster than a speeding bullet train can right now.

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Mysterious Spirit Boat Procession in Nagasaki and the sandbox tram that follows it【Video】

A night when mystery hangs thick in the air. 

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New Japan Rail Pass for non-Japanese passport holders coming soon

Limited-time pass offers huge discounts on train travel in and around Tokyo.

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Tokyo train stations to host Super Mario box/character art displays to celebrate 35th anniversary

Nintendo’s flagship franchise reaches a milestone.

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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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