trains

How to travel from one end of Japan to the other by train for less than 25 bucks

For the price of a couple beers in a Tokyo bar, you can go all the way from the eastern capital to the southwestern island of Kyushu.

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“Drunk Mode” added to Japanese rail navigation smartphone app

Too tipsy to type? One tap will find the way home for you, plus tell you how much time you’ve got before your night out becomes an all-nighter.

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Japanese railway company selling retro electric locomotive to “whoever wants it”

Ever wanted a train car of your own? Well here’s your chance!

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Travel tip! Japan Railways to offer awesome new three-day unlimited pass for Tokyo and east Japan

Planning to spend much, but not all, of your Japan trip in Tokyo? Then this could be an unbeatable deal.

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Survey finds big gap in Japanese train passengers who want to sit next to someone of opposite sex

But sometimes the driving factor is who they don’t want to sit by instead.

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Japanese artist creates short manga about heartwarming act of kindness on the train

Two foreign passengers are the star characters in this true story that touched the heart of a Japanese commuter.

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Undead train station in Yokohama is beautifully nostalgic, poignantly desolate

Mr. Sato visits a virtually abandoned station that continues to operate in Yokohama.

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Japanese train passenger’s dangling earphone shows off musical style in amazingly unexpected way

Unused earphone may not be all about that bass, but it is all about the music.

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Crazy Japanese snow video shows that this winter is no joke in Shiga Prefecture【Video】

We sure hope that train’s heater is working.

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Japanese “nose-gargling” advertisement attracts attention on Tokyo’s trains

Passengers say they’ve been trying to hold in their laughter after laying eyes on this unforgettable image.

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The kindness of strangers lives on Japanese trains at the start of 2017

Living up to the very definition of “gentle men”.
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Tokyo government teams up with Japanese rapper to promote roller coaster subway system【Video】

Take a look at Tokyo’s underground tunnels from the driver’s seat of a train in this awesome new music video.

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Sleep in a Japanese rail carriage at new train hostel in Tokyo【Pics】

This beloved sleeper train might be off the rails now but it’s still bringing joy to guests from all around the world.

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Tokyo salaryman can’t be bothered to change expression, no matter how crowded the train is【Vid】

Even with three station attendants shoving passengers in to pack them like sardines, this guy remains cool as a cucumber.

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Japan’s top train station bento boxed lunches for 2016, as picked by travelers

If you’re riding the rails in Japan, here’s how you should be stuffing your face.

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Japanese schoolgirls engage in “Air Chair Battle” in railway commercial promoting manners【Vid】

Just when you thought Japanese commercials couldn’t get any weirder.

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Japanese subway puts up posters of middle-aged men saying how Dragon Ball changed their lives

Goku taught me everything I know… including how to fire a kamehameha wave.

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Platform 13½ set to open at Ueno Station in Tokyo

Like Hogwart’s Express, a new Japanese train is now getting its very own mysterious in-between platform.

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Construction start date announced for rebuilding of Tokyo’s iconic Harajuku Station

If you want to see the Tokyo landmark in its current form, go now.

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Yamanote Line train temporarily suspended after carriage fills with smoke in Tokyo

According to reports, a mobile phone battery pack fire was the cause of the incident.

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