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An Artist's Perspective on Kyoto & Nara

Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her artistic impressions of Kyoto and Nara.

Spring in Nagoya

The majestic Mount Fuji from shinkansen window, cherry blossoms at its peak, and Nagoya-jo is a nice way to enjoy spring in Japan.

Heed These Warnings from the Dynasty Warriors

The Kanagawa Kohoku Police, Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, and Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors have teamed up to combat poor train etiquette in a series of hilarious posters.

All Aboard the Fireworks Train!

Dubbed "Genbi," this unique bullet train will be going into service on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line in Spring 2016.

Seat Orientation May Improve Station Safety

JR West has uncovered a simple solution for reducing the number of drunken customers falling onto its train tracks.

Saitama's Train Museum & More!

Once you're done at the Railway Museum, there's also the Bonsai Village and a modern underground cavern to explore.

Miyako: A Short Film

I was searching for a train station, the kind you rarely see: small, countryside. We found it—and by accident, found something else, someone else: Miyako, the station master.

5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama

Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!

Smile, You're on Hanshin Camera!

In an effort to curb the use of people looking at their cellphones while walking, Hanshin Railway Company decided to build a rather ingenious device that singles people out.

6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen

Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.

Enjoy the Comfort of a Hotel on a Train!

Not only do you get to relax and take in the surroundings of this train, the destination is one that no tourist would want to miss!

All Aboard the Snow Miku Train!

From February 5 to 11, residents of Sapporo City will see their town transformed into a Snow Miku wonderland complete with Snow Miku trains and merchandise.

Top 10 Local Train Rides

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.

4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo

Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!

The Train that Wouldn't Quit in 2015

This small train station in Hokkaido has kept open for one high school girl until she graduates at the end of March 2016.

Chiba's 3 Craziest Trains

Check out the three craziest (and coolest!) trains in Chiba.

Our Trip to Japan: The Arrival

Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her adventures on her first day in Tokyo.

Hike the Yoro Valley

Chiba Prefecture's Yoro Valley (or Yoro Keikoku) offers rivers, waterfalls, seasonal vistas and even a black-water onsen!

Kurobe Gorge in Autumn

A quick, endearing trip around the magnificent Kurobe Gorge.

A Visual Love Letter to Japan

There are Japan videos, and then there are things like this. Set to Yuzo Koshiro's sweeping "Cerulean Woodlands," this 10-minute piece of art is truly a love letter to Japan.

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