4 Ways to Hit the Snow from Tokyo
Just because you'll rarely see flakes in Japan's biggest city doesn't mean you can't reach them when needed. Here are four great ways to meet all your skiing and snowboarding needs right from the bright lights of the metropolis!
This is Actually an Ultramodern Train Station!
Despite appearing to be an incredibly spooky abandoned warehouse, this hollow station has one of Japan's most modern trains passing through it every day.
Our Trip to Japan: The Arrival
Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her adventures on her first day in Tokyo.
A Visual Love Letter to Japan
There are Japan videos, and then there are things like this. Set to Yuzo Koshiro's sweeping "Cerulean Woodlands," this 10-minute piece of art is truly a love letter to Japan.
Smile, You're on Hanshin Camera!
In an effort to curb the use of people looking at their cellphones while walking, Hanshin Railway Company decided to build a rather ingenious device that singles people out.
Enjoy the Comfort of a Hotel on a Train!
Not only do you get to relax and take in the surroundings of this train, the destination is one that no tourist would want to miss!
The Train that Wouldn't Quit in 2015
This small train station in Hokkaido has kept open for one high school girl until she graduates at the end of March 2016.
All Aboard the Fireworks Train!
Dubbed "Genbi," this unique bullet train will be going into service on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line in Spring 2016.
Seat Orientation May Improve Station Safety
JR West has uncovered a simple solution for reducing the number of drunken customers falling onto its train tracks.
Spring in Nagoya
The majestic Mount Fuji from shinkansen window, cherry blossoms at its peak, and Nagoya-jo is a nice way to enjoy spring in Japan.
5 Reasons to Use Metropolitan Trains
Commuting in metropolitan areas has its drawbacks, but we're here to offer five great reasons to board those busy trains!
3 Ways to Ride High Above Tokyo
A blast from the past but a vision of the future, monorails offer a unique view high up above the metropolis. These three videos take you on a ride over Tokyo without having to leave your home!
A Day at Jigokudani Monkey Park
Look out for some incredible shots of swimming monkeys and delicious-looking food—plus a time-lapse view of what it looks like when the staff set up your futon at a lovely 'ryokan' in Nagano!
Top 5 Busiest Train Stations in the World
A whopping 88 percent of the world's busiest stations are located in—you guessed it—Japan! But which stations made it to the Top 5?
Faster than a Speeding Bullet Train
Just can't wait for the Maglev bullet train to come out? True train lovers can bring home a miniature version for their living rooms!
Kurobe Gorge in Autumn
A quick, endearing trip around the magnificent Kurobe Gorge.
All Aboard the Snow Miku Train!
From February 5 to 11, residents of Sapporo City will see their town transformed into a Snow Miku wonderland complete with Snow Miku trains and merchandise.
The Ultimate Farewell Speech to a Train
Parting is such sweet sorrow—especially if you're a train conductor having to bid farewell to your train.
Nanoblocks at High Speeds
Make your own Hayabusa Shinkansen out of Nanoblocks!
An Artist's Perspective on Kyoto & Nara
Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her artistic impressions of Kyoto and Nara.