Early Morning Trains with a Side of Soba
In an attempt to alleviate the crush of morning rush hour, Tokyo Metro has started to offer people a tasty noodle breakfast to encourage passengers to ride earlier trains to work.
Get a Glimpse of the Hello Kitty Shinkansen!
The Hello Kitty Shinkansen looks set to be cutest Japanese train ever with special 'kawaii' interiors featuring pink arm rests and a photo spot for you to take pictures of you and Kitty-chan.
All About the JR Pass
A basic guide to buying, using and making the most of the JR Pass!
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.
Get Artful Info with the Tokyo Last Train Map
Created by a Japanese designer and map enthusiast, the Tokyo Last Train Map lays out all of Tokyo's trains in radial form, along with the times they leave their first stop and arrive at their last.
A Train That Conveys the Spirit of Recovery
A journey on Minami Aso Railway’s trolley train, which trundles past the Aso Caldera—one of the world’s largest volcanic craters—gives riders the leisurely opportunity to marvel at the natural splendors of Kumamoto’s landscape.
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!
10 Faux Pas Japanese Train Commuters Hate
Numerous train etiquette guidelines exist in Japan, and though most people follow them religiously even the most polite of passengers can unintentionally make their fellow commuters feel uncomfortable.
Forgetting Time on the Resort Shirakami
The Resort Shirakami is a travel experience that combines the romance of the railways with traditional culture and beautiful scenery.
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.
Say Hello to the Hello Kitty Bullet Train!
This summer, Hello Kitty wants to welcome you onboard her very own high-speed train!
Traverse the Natural Wonders of Kushiro Marsh
The Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko is a popular sightseeing train that chugs along at a leisurely pace through Hokkaido’s Kushiro Marsh from spring to early autumn.
All Aboard This Luxurious New Shinkansen
This new bullet train from JR West will allow passengers to travel in comfort like never before, with six unique cars that cater to the needs of different types of travelers.
Rainy Day Date Spots in Yokohama
Don't let bad weather rain all over date night! These Yokohama date spots will help keep the spark of romance alive even when it's wet outside.
A Short, Sweet Ride through Wakayama
The Kishu Railway runs slowly through fields and a residential area along a national route in Gobo City in Wakayama Prefecture, traveling so close to the houses that it nearly grazes their eaves. Both locals and railway enthusiasts love this tiny line.
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.
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.
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.
Riding the Rails: The Sagano Scenic Railway
The Sagano Scenic Railway runs the popular sightseeing train known as the Sagano Romantic Train, which takes you on a seven-kilometer journey between Kyoto’s Arashiyama district—a tourist spot in the Sagano area famous for fall foliage—and Kameoka.
History in Motion
A Journey on one of Oigawa Railway's steam locomotives connects people with the charms of travel from a lost era.