trains

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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This retro-cool Japanese sleeper train is now a super-cheap hostel right in downtown Tokyo

After carrying passengers to Hokkaido, the Hokutosei is now taking guests to slumberland with a great location and special beer.

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A ranking of Tokyo’s 10 best train and subway lines for spotting handsome men

Even when you’re underground, there’s still scenery to be checked out, list’s creators say.

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Shinkansen safety staff made to sit right next to bullet trains running at 300km/h

Is fear the best teacher?

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Woman suffers burns after aluminium can explodes at Shinjuku Station

Police were called to the scene early this morning.

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Japanese cheater learns why you should never try to lie to your train otaku girlfriend

Relationship is derailed as rail geek girl uses her amazing powers of deduction to catch her boyfriend in a lie.

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Awesomely adorable Pokémon subway trains start service in downtown Tokyo【Photos】

Pikavee Special Trains let you ride the rails with Pikachu, Eevee, and their pals, and can even take you to the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo superstore.

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Japanese man complains about foreign languages on Tokyo train, Twitter drowns him in kindness

”This is Japan, you know?” he asks, but others want to show him the ways of the modern world.

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Japanese Internet sad to see the word “chikan” becoming commonly used in English

The country was proud when “emoji” and “anime” became part of English-speakers’ vocabulary. But when the British government uses the Japanese word for “train gropers?” Not so much.

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Photo of man taking a dump on Tokyo subway floor is full of amusing background details

Tokyo’s grossest and most stoic commuters end up siting across from each other.

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Major Tokyo train line stopped for one hour as passenger gets own head stuck under seat

Alcohol is believed to have played a role.

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Man boards women-only carriage on Japanese train, gets his glasses knocked off【Video】

Women weren’t happy to see the man board their carriage, but he wasn’t going to let them have their way without a fight.

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Japan Railway doing away with train departure chimes in plan to stop dangerous mad dashes

Company is tired of people thinking the chime means “Feel free to knock people over if they’re standing between you and your train.”

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Japanese train travel isn’t all packed cars and gropers, old man’s flash-formed relay team proves

When this senior citizen saw someone drop their wallet in a crowded station, he used the power of teamwork to return it.

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Man crosses Japanese drinking culture line by taking mug of draft beer onto train

Japan is usually willing to look the other way about booze on the rails, but not this time.

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These are the 11 most crowded trains in Japan…and surprise! They’re all in the Tokyo area

Tokyo’s trains are too crowded for just a top 10 list, and the worst is one that runs at almost double 100-percent capacity.

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