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The Aerial Beauty of Japanese Highways

While they may seem perfectly mundane from ground level, Japanese highways are marvels of structural engineering, and look incredible from a bird's-eye view.

Connecting the City with Nature in Aizu

The Aizu Railway in Fukushima Prefecture is a vital means of transportation for residents, but it offers so much more than just a way to get around.

Traverse the Natural Wonders of Kushiro Marsh

The Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko is a popular sightseeing train that chugs along at a leisurely pace through Hokkaido’s Kushiro Marsh from spring to early autumn.

Early Morning Trains with a Side of Soba

In an attempt to alleviate the crush of morning rush hour, Tokyo Metro has started to offer people a tasty noodle breakfast to encourage passengers to ride earlier trains to work.

A Gourmet Train Journey to Sample Shinshu

Rokumon is a sightseeing train run by the Shinano Railway that puts you in touch with the Shinshu region’s culture and cuisine. Take a ride and spend a leisurely time enjoying stunning scenery and delicious dishes.

Saying 'Sayonara' to Japan? It'll Cost Ya!

As of January 7, 2019, Japan has launched a departure tax that applies to both residents and visitors leaving Japan.

All About the JR Pass

A basic guide to buying, using and making the most of the JR Pass!

11 Things to Know When Traveling to Japan

What does a foreign traveler need to know when visiting Japan? Here we try to parse it down to 11 key things you definitely need to know—and a few more that could be helpful.

The Rebranding of Tokyo's 'MariCar' Go-Carts

Either a double dose of caution or passive-aggressiveness against Nintendo has Tokyo-based MariCar’s go-carts looking weirder than ever!

All Aboard the Mickey Mouse Bullet Train!

Japan's iconic bullet trains are no strangers to pop culture makeovers, but this latest sees the shinkansen take a note from the Magic Kingdom!

10 Faux Pas Japanese Train Commuters Hate

Numerous train etiquette guidelines exist in Japan, and though most people follow them religiously even the most polite of passengers can unintentionally make their fellow commuters feel uncomfortable.

All Aboard This Luxurious New Shinkansen

This new bullet train from JR West will allow passengers to travel in comfort like never before, with six unique cars that cater to the needs of different types of travelers.

How to Travel to Japan by Ship

A fear of flying or an inability to fly doesn't have to keep you from visiting Japan! Check out our list of ferries, cruises and freighters that can all get you there one way or another.

Forgetting Time on the Resort Shirakami

The Resort Shirakami is a travel experience that combines the romance of the railways with traditional culture and beautiful scenery.

A Short, Sweet Ride through Wakayama

The Kishu Railway runs slowly through fields and a residential area along a national route in Gobo City in Wakayama Prefecture, traveling so close to the houses that it nearly grazes their eaves. Both locals and railway enthusiasts love this tiny line.

Riding Through the Heart of Shikoku

The charming sightseeing train known as Shikoku Mannaka Sennen Monogatari is a three-hour ride through two of Shikoku's beautiful prefectures.

Busiest Train in Tokyo to End Service Earlier

Tokyo's busiest train line, the JR Yamanote Line that loops around the city, is slated to end service about 30 minutes earlier.

History in Motion

A Journey on one of Oigawa Railway's steam locomotives connects people with the charms of travel from a lost era.

ANA Amps Up Emergency Procedures with Kabuki

The Japanese airline ANA has upped their pre-flight safety game with videos that utilize an essential and unforgettable Japanese art.

Take Your Prefectural Pride on the Road

These stylish license plates feature iconic imagery from prefectures throughout Japan, so you can show off your prefectural pride every time you hit the road!

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