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.
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Neighbourhood Guide
Japan is known for its spectacular subway systems, a lot of which can be traced back to the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. Famous for being the oldest subway line in Asia and its yellow-orange color, the Ginza Line stretches from Shibuya Station to Asakusa.
How to Get Around (& to) Tohoku
Ready to start your trip to Tohoku? Before grabbing your luggage and putting on your shoes, you'd better plan how to move around once you’re there. We’re here to help!
Posh Japan Train Travels to Try Before You Die
If you think cross-country train rides only offer magnificent views, think again. Japan, teeming with glorious natural wonders, has made moving from one prefecture to another a luxurious experience you'll never forget!
Which Train Exit Should I Take?
Japan has some of the most complicated train systems in the world. But we're here to help you navigate even the busiest stations and find the most convenient way to your destination.
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.
From Kansai to Hokkaido on Public Transport
While it's on the other end of the nation, there are still several easy ways of getting out to Hokkaido this year for those of you residing in the Kansai region.
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.
Touching Tribute to Station Master's Last Day
This heartwarming video captures the emotion of the last day of work for a Japanese rail station employee.
How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai
We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.
Get the Best Seats on the Shinkansen
Japanese bullet trains, or Shinkansen, offer three types of seats for your traveling ease. Check this out for a helpful description of each as you plan your next train trip around Japan!
Japan Gets Its First Cat Café Train
Pleasing both railway and feline fans, the Cat Café Train will be operational for one day only!
How to Get Around Naha by Yui Rail
Okinawa was the only prefecture in Japan without a railway until 2003. But now the adorable Yui Rail line runs from Naha Airport to Shuri Castle, offering a convenient transportation option for travelers.
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.
Let out Your Inner Train Otaku
New Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward.
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!
Public Transportation from Haneda to Tokyo
Haneda Airport serves as a major hub for international travel to Japan, but there are so many options out there for getting around once you land. We've put together our list of the best options to get you to Tokyo Station.
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.
All Aboard the Pikachu Train!
This adorably awesome Pokémon train is part of disaster relief project for a tsunami-damaged region of Japan.
When talking about Japanese trains, surely Japan Railways (JR) comes to mind. But did you know that JR isn't one single company, but six?