All About Japan All About Japan

Fresh start every Monday!

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.

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!

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!

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.

Train Photographer Hirota Naotaka

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

An Artist's Perspective on Kyoto & Nara

Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her artistic impressions of Kyoto and Nara.

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?

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!

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.

Kurobe Gorge in Autumn

A quick, endearing trip around the magnificent Kurobe Gorge.

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?

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

Nanoblocks at High Speeds

Make your own Hayabusa Shinkansen out of Nanoblocks!

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!

Our Trip to Japan: The Arrival

Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her adventures on her first day in Tokyo.

know-before-you-go