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Aichi's Maglev Still Running Strong

YouTubers Rachel & Jun introduce Linimo, one of only two maglev (magnetic levitation) trains presently open to public use in the world, the other being in Shanghai.

All Aboard Tokyo's Love Train!

If you're dying to board this love train, don't wait to schedule a date with your Valentine, because this event ends March 13!

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!

5 Top Trainspotting Sites in Tokyo

Want to enjoy some of Tokyo's best trainspotting sites? Here are five fantastic places to get the best views of Tokyo's trains without even entering a station!

Ride 10 Gorgeous Steam Locomotives in Japan

Japan is famous for its modern trains, but it's also a great lover of traditional steam engines.

The Station Master Cats

In many parts of Japan, train stations aren't merely gateways but places of interest. At Kishi Station in Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture, it’s a cat that attracts people and makes the trip worth their while.

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?

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.

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.

Amazing 100-Year-Old Renovated Train Station

Opened in 1912, this beautiful station lost relevance as early as the late 1920s, but has now been renovated into a multi-purpose facility filled with restaurants, cafés and retailers.

Japan's Most Popular Train Passes

Japan's railway companies have created multitudes of passes to attract passengers, which can be confusing and off-putting at first to novice riders. Let's check out some of the passes so you'll be ready to ride the rails!

Where Do Old Trains Go?

Most people envision Japan's trains as shiny, advanced, and new—but where do the old trains go when they're no longer needed?

Nanoblocks at High Speeds

Make your own Hayabusa Shinkansen out of Nanoblocks!

Travel Through Niigata in Artistic Style

Enjoy gorgeous works of art while weaving through the Niigata countryside on the new contemporary art bullet train. But you'd better act soon, because tickets are selling like hotcakes!

Wi-Fi Goes Underground—at Last

Communters and tourists alike can now enjoy free Wi-Fi while riding on Tokyo's Toei Asakusa Line, with more lines to come.

Train Photographer Hirota Naotaka

Discover one of Japan's pioneering 'tori-tetsu'—a.k.a. train photography otaku!

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!

36 Japanese Words to Describe Train Otaku

Are you into collecting train stamps, or is taking pictures of trains more your thing? No matter what your passion for trains may be, the Japanese language has a word for it!

How to Move a Rail Line in a Single Night

Watch this amazing video to see how 1,200 station workers in Shibuya shifted the tracks of the Toyoko Line from above ground to underground in just one night in March 2013.

9 Tips for Surviving Crowded Trains

Trains in Japan can become extremely packed—to the point where they feel like they're bursting at the seams! But if you follow these tips, you'll learn how to ride those crowded trains like a pro!

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