Hike the Yoro Valley
Chiba Prefecture's Yoro Valley (or Yoro Keikoku) offers rivers, waterfalls, seasonal vistas and even a black-water onsen!
Saitama's Train Museum & More!
Once you're done at the Railway Museum, there's also the Bonsai Village and a modern underground cavern to explore.
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.
Top 10 Local Train Rides
Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey through the most scenic train rides Japan has to offer.
5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama
Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!
All Aboard the Fireworks Train!
Dubbed "Genbi," this unique bullet train will be going into service on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line in Spring 2016.
Heed These Warnings from the Dynasty Warriors
The Kanagawa Kohoku Police, Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, and Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors have teamed up to combat poor train etiquette in a series of hilarious posters.
All About Ekiben
Much more than dull meals to fill up hungry travelers, the best ekiben provide a small window into the regional cuisine and culture of the place where they're produced.
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!
Chiba's 3 Craziest Trains
Check out the three craziest (and coolest!) trains in Chiba.
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!
6 Great Nature Hikes Close to the Shinkansen
Blaze the trails on these six hikes that are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the bullet train.
Our Trip to Japan: The Arrival
Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her adventures on her first day in Tokyo.
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.
Ekiben Pull into France
Paris-Gare de Lyon will be selling station bento starting in winter 2016!
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.
Japan's Best Ekiben
Japan's regional cuisine hits the road—er, tracks—with "ekiben," or bento sold at train stations.
Evangelion Shinkansen Gets its Own Ekiben
With the Evangelion Shinkansen bullet train scheduled to start running from November 3, passengers are going to need something to eat.
Miyako: A Short Film
I was searching for a train station, the kind you rarely see: small, countryside. We found it—and by accident, found something else, someone else: Miyako, the station master.