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How to Conveniently Travel by Train in Tokyo

Train travel in Tokyo can be either the most tiring or the most exciting experience with the seemingly countless number of network lines. Here are some tips to help you move around the capital of Japan and get the most out of your money.

10 Intricate Ins & Outs of Train Etiquette

Japan is well-known as a polite society, and knowing the rules of etiquette is important to getting around Tokyo. With these 10 tips, you'll be commuting like a local.

11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan

Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!

Can You Solve the Tokyo Metro Mystery?

One part scavenger hunt and one part mind puzzle, these clues will have you racing from one Tokyo metro subway station to the next.

Can You Escape?

Japan has hopped on the escape room train and now offers puzzle-solving games for Chinese and English-speaking tourists.

Our Trip to Japan: The Arrival

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

Wi-Fi Goes Underground—at Last

Communters and tourists alike can now enjoy free Wi-Fi while riding on Tokyo's Toei Asakusa Line, with more lines to come.

Explore Sapporo’s Fall Color Spots by Subway

While there are countless famous places in Hokkaido to enjoy the colors of fall, this piece focuses on the downtown autumn foliage spots that are conveniently accessible from the Sapporo subway.

Take a Ride on the 'Tokyo Roller Coaster'

As part of the Toei Oedo Line's 25th anniversary campaign, the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation has released the slickly produced promotional video 'Tokyo Roller Coaster,' featuring a first-person view of the line's twists and turns.

Riding Shotgun on a Subway

Ever wonder how a subway conductor sees the world? This video will give you a rare opportunity to hop in the driver's seat!

Essential Tips for Navigating Trains

Day-to-day transit in Japan can be confusing for the uninitiated. Don't worry! We're here to help.

Using Regenerated Energy from Trains

Since 2014, Tokyo Metro—the firm that operates the subway lines that run through downtown Tokyo—has been using regenerated power from subway cars to power the equipment in train stations.

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