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30 Spectacular Flower Spots in Japan

Seasonality is an important part of life in Japan, especially in spring. Flowers bloom throughout the country and create a colorful, unforgettable landscape for floral fans, nature enthusiasts and anyone in between!

All Aboard the Pikachu Train!

One special electric Pokémon is here to help with the recovery following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. Climb aboard and read more!

How to Travel to Osaka with a ¥2,500 Ticket

Sure, there are overnight bus, shinkansen or airplane options, but did you know that you can reach Osaka for a little over ¥2,000 with the Seishun 18 ticket? Here's what to expect if you decide to embark upon this adventure.

Defeat Final Fantasy Bosses on Yamanote Line

Unlock goodies, battle bosses and collect Final Fantasy characters at each of the Yamanote Line stations.

Video Map of Tokyo's Trains Has Us Hypnotized

There’s definitely a beauty to the controlled chaos of the morning commute in Japan’s capital.

Getting Back on Track With Disaster Prevention

Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the Tohoku region sustained a substantial amount of damage from the tsunami. However, in a tremendous effort to educate the locals and visitors on prevention, Sanriku Railway is running a recovery train.

Experience the Fastest Shinkansen to Date

Japan Railways is taking applications to experience the future of Japanese rail travel nearly a decade ahead of time.

10 Shades of Otaku

You've likely have heard the term 'otaku' thrown out around Japan. But, did you know that there is not just one, but many types of otaku?

Ride on the Eva Train One Last Time

Now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01 before it ceases operations in May 2018.

From Osaka to Wakkanai on the Seishun 18 Kippu

Your guide to taking a leisurely four-day trip to the top of Japan using scenic local trains.

The 21 Best Places to See Mount Fuji

We take a stab at answering the perennial question, 'Where can I get the best view of Mount Fuji?' Here are our 21 best answers.

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.

What's the Best Way to Travel in Japan?

Japan offers many different transportation options for visitors. Find out which one is best for you.

Sing & Learn the Names of Japanese Stations

Rock to the beat of station names and level up your knowledge of Japan’s railway system while you’re at it.

Say Hello to the Hello Kitty Bullet Train!

This summer, Hello Kitty wants to welcome you onboard her very own high-speed train!

One of the Quaintest Train Stations in Japan

Stop off here and you'll feel as though you've been thrown into a scene from an anime movie.

Autumn Journey to Oku-Aizu on the Tadami Line

Operating between Aizu-Wakamatsu Station in Fukushima Prefecture and Koide Station in Niigata Prefecture from 1971, the Tadami Line treats passengers to peerless natural scenery drifting past the window.

Reserve Your Shinkansen Ticket on Your Phone

Overseas tourists can finally make shinkansen reservations thanks to a new English-language reservation app from JR Central and JR West.

Affordable Travel to Snow Wall Yuki-no-Otani

Make time in your schedule to visit the snow wall, Yuki-no Otani, this spring using our cash-saving tips.

When Does the Hokkaido Shinkansen Start?

Wondering if you can take the bullet train to Hokkaido? We've got some good, and not so good, news for you.

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