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.
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.
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?!
Our Trip to Japan: The Arrival
Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her adventures on her first day in Tokyo.
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.
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.
Ginza Line 'Sakura Train' Blooms Underground
For a limited time, passengers on the Tokyo Metro Ginza subway line can enjoy cherry blossoms underground.
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!
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.
Can You Escape?
Japan has hopped on the escape room train and now offers puzzle-solving games for Chinese and English-speaking tourists.
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.
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.
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.