trains

This is how Japan bids farewell to a beloved 40-year-old manga series

From stairs to walkways and even escalator handrails, this Tokyo neighbourhood has created a beautiful send-off for the Guinness World Record-holding manga that made it famous.

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Evangelion Shinkansen service extended for another year as Kaworu starts announcing stations

Like the anime it’s promoting, the Evangelion bullet train’s end has been pushed back.

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Chilling Japanese bullet train photo shows crew member with his feet up while driving

Yes, Japan’s Shinkansen is an amazingly stress-free way to get around the country, but that doesn’t mean the driver should be this relaxed.

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The weird and wonderful things people leave behind on Japanese trains

Japan Rail has just released a list of the most rare and frequently lost items found on their trains, and when they’re most likely to find them.

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Ticket machine at Japanese train station surprises everyone with its rudeness【Video】

In a society that prides itself on polite customer service, this ticket machine stands out for its hilariously impolite treatment of customers.

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Seats descend from ceiling on Japanese train to provide extra comfort for passengers【Video】

It might look like brand new technology, but this surprising system is on a train that’s been running for more than forty years.

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Dramatic scenes at Harajuku Station as Typhoon Mindulle makes landfall in Japan

Tokyo’s Yamanote Line was suspended for hours in both directions today due to the incident.

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What is this weird train spotted at a Japanese railway station?

Can you guess what the bizarre-looking vehicle is used for?

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Free Wi-Fi announced for Tokyo Monorail

Good news! Tokyo Monorail has announced this week that it will be providing free Wi-Fi on the Haneda Airport Line later this year.

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Crazy comparison shows why Tokyo’s massive train network even freaks out some Japanese people

The capital’s gigantic public transportation system can be a shock to the system for new arrivals.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya Station now sending trains on their way by playing the Dragon Quest theme 【Video】

Go forth, mighty heroes/rail passengers! Seek adventure in the magical realm of Yokohama!

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Long train is looooooooooong: US military freight train is wowing Japanese commenters 【Video】

♪This is the train that doesn’t end, yes it goes on and on and on and on…

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Japanese train stopped in its tracks after elderly resident leaves vegetables in its path

Passengers were surprised to hear the announcement: “The train will be delayed due to vegetables on the tracks“.

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The size of the emperor of Japan’s security detail is no joke 【Video】

Japan’s reigning monarch steps out into town with his wife and several dozen bodyguards and attendants.

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Tokyo-area rail operator accidentally sends message that everything is OK when it’s really not

You can only trust half of what this Japan Railways display board is telling you.

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Japanese superhero Ultraman spotted going to work on the Yamanote train line in Tokyo

Will station staff let him give up his kaiju monster-fighting days and allow him to commute like an ordinary Japanese salaryman?

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Naked man strolls up to Akihabara Station in Tokyo to buy a train ticket 【Photos】

Good thing he had a backpack, because where else was he going to stick his change?

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New “pink light” system for pregnant passengers trialled on subway in South Korea【Video】

The bluetooth system has been designed to help pregnant women secure a seat on the train.

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Japan’s Harajuku Station to be rebuilt ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

East Japan Railway Company today released images of new building designs planned for three stations on two of the city’s popular train lines.

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Japanese Father’s Day present features business daifuku sweets on a crowded train

A little something to let dad know you understand what he goes through on his daily commute to work everyday.

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