trains

Sakura train ride plays out like a magical scene from a Japanese anime movie

A secret hanami cherry-blossom viewing experience you won’t read about in travel guides.

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Man jumps out of car and saws off gate at railway crossing in Japan 【Video】

The whole thing was captured on video by a bystander.

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Mom asks mecha anime staff to add scenes of kid going to the bathroom for her son’s sake

Transforming robot series has plenty of action and excitement, but lack of toilet content is making mom’s life hard these days.

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Japanese man arrested for opening door and jumping off bullet train while it was still running

The man was responsible for causing delays for dozens of trains and thousands of people.

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The time someone pooped next to us on the train during Tokyo rush hour, and we tried to be nice

Rush hour is a pretty unpleasant time to be on the train in Japan under any circumstances, but this was a whole new set of problems.

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

Elderly passenger purposely halts train and causes delay, ignoring rail staff who try to control the situation. 

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Tokyo train company makes sweet addition to stations so that birds can keep their nests in them

Keio cares about feathered life and its customers, and has a way to keep them both happy.

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Australian arrested at Narita Airport for graffiti on Japanese train in Tokyo

The suspect claims he’s innocent, despite being in possession of spray cans and bolt cutters.

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Shockingly dirty restroom in Tokyo train station has no poo, plenty of mysterious garbage

Neatly sorted litter is all from one specific thing.

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How to travel from Tokyo to Hiroshima by train for 500 yen

This secret Japan travel hack lets you travel huge distances for next to nothing. 
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Japanese Twitter community shocked to learn that train timetables are made with Microsoft Excel

When they could have been made with anything, it is kind of surprising to know they’ve been made with plain ol’ Excel.

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Is overtime work in Tokyo going to get worse thanks to the Olympics’ new last train schedules?

Tokyo’s last trains are too early for many travelers and partiers, but they’re a God-send for overworked office employees.

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New Japanese train station has no entrance or exit, only used to admire the scenery

One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business.

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Anime star Captain Tsubasa takes over Tokyo train station, turns ticket gate into soccer field

Beloved anime about the beautiful game inspires awesome station.

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Tokyo party problem: Last train on most important line will soon leave almost 30 minutes earlier

Keep an eye on the clock unless you want to stay out all night.

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A friendly reminder from Japan Rail to please refrain from spitting in the face of staff

Apparently this is a thing that happens enough that JR East decided to print up posters about it.

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Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo Metro

Eat the walls, ceilings, floors and stairs of a dozen different stations!

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Genius Japanese dad designs T-shirt that tricks your kids into giving you a massage as they play

Is your child going through a train phase? Then it’s time for you to get aboard the free massage express just by putting on this shirt.

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The Vending Train: World’s only vending machine made from a retired Japanese train【Video】

Complete with hilariously modified rail announcements.

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We take a trip to the adorable Doraemon station and soak up the adorable kitty robot anime decor

Noborito Station on the Odakyu Line got a Fujiko F. Fujio facelift! We take a trip through the Anywhere Door to check it out.

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