Platform 13½ Set to Open at Ueno Station
Like the Hogwarts Express, a new Japanese train is now getting its very own mysterious in-between platform.
Explore with the Enoshima-Kamakura Freepass
For a relaxing day trip away from Tokyo, head on down to Kamakura and Enoshima. And make sure to grab this train pass to save some serious cash.
6 Geothermal Days in the 'Land of Fire'
Spend a day hugging the edge of one of the world's largest calderas, meander through eight boiling 'hells,' let yourself get buried in steaming hot sand, and even visit Hello Kitty—there's an incredible array of things to be done in Kyushu!
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.
Take a Kanazawa Side-Trip for Just ¥390
For expert JR users, there's a way to take a round-trip between Osaka and Tokyo and add Kanazawa to your tour for just ¥390 (about US$3.46). Here's how.
Video: Kyoto - Timeless Beauty in 4K
Filmmaker Osamu Hasegawa takes us on a stunning journey through spring and fall in Kyoto, making majestic use of drones, glidecams and time-lapse photography. Even if you've visited the city a dozen times, you're sure to find something new!
8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass
Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!
Explore Kyushu on a Sightseeing Train
There are many sightseeing trains in Kyushu, with a wide variety of entertaining events going on in the trains and around the stations. We'll show you how to have much more fun than just looking out the window!
Explore the Yamanote through Song
Get a feel for the stations of Tokyo's Yamanote Line through these short videos, set to each station's unique and delightful jingle.
How to Use a Loppi Ticket Machine
Loppi ticket machines are a convenient way to get tickets for sports events, concerts and theater, as well as day passes for Universal Studios Japan, Disneyland and the Ghibli Museum!
Disney Music Comes to Tokyo Trains
Until December 25, Tokyo commuters can feel like they’re setting off on a magical adventure with these 12 Disney train jingles dancing in their ears.
33 Survival Kanji for Japan First-Timers
Coming to Japan, but don't know any kanji—or what kanji even means? Take a deep breath, relax and we'll get you started along the way!
Yuko Oshima Wants You to Ride Her Train
Former AKB48 member Yuko Oshima finds romance on the Romance Car in this heartwarming 2016 film.
Arrive at Your Destination in Style
The ridiculously luxurious Kyoto-West Japan sleeper train includes bathtubs, skylights, and separate restaurant and bar.
16 Superb Views Found in Kyushu
Introducing the natural landscapes and gorgeous harmony you'll find only in Kyushu!
3 Reasons Japan is Great for Accessible Travel
Japan holds a great secret: it is very kind to those with mobility issues. In fact, it can be surprisingly accessible to seniors and those with disabilities. Find out how!
The Story of a Sweet Old Dog
Hachi was an Akita dog famous for waiting for his master at Shibuya Station for nearly 10 years after he died. This is his story.
Weird & Hilarious Ad Promotes Train Manners
Japan’s newest commercial about manners on trains may be quite difficult to get your head around.
Get 'Spirited Away' at this Nagasaki Festival
You'll feel as though you've slipped into a Ghibli film as you glide through the streets of Nagasaki in a sea of orange and red lanterns.
Top 4 Things to Do around Mikawa-Anjo Station
Yearning to try the Shinkansen, but don't know where to go? One of the cheapest Shinkansen routes takes you to Mikawa-Anjo—but what can you do once you arrive? We've got four great itinerary ideas!